Locomotion: National Railway Museum (Shildon) Reviews
Description:Branch of the York National Railway Mueum (NRM) / Location: Shildon, Co Durham DL4 1PQ
Newest Review: ... to see and you could see an engine stripped back ready to be worked on. The various exhibits are all well signed to tell you about them and there are a lot of interactive exhibits for children to learn more about the railways there too. One of the most popular was an interactive button pressing game to match the signals as quickly as a train driver would have had too and this seemed to cause ... more
Customer Locomotion: National Railway Museum (Shildon) Reviews (2)
by - written on 03/09/11 (Very useful, 82 readings)
Having visited the National Railway Museum in York several times with our train mad son we thought we would take him to the off shoot of this called Locomotion in Shildon on a recent trip to my mum's. What I do have to say is we went on a wild windy day and actually missed a few bits that were not in the main area as we didn't realise they were there. This included some junctions, a workshop and a few others out buildings I didn't pick up a map of the place as I couldn't see one and we were not handed one but in future I will ask to ensure we see the bits we missed. We spent the majority of our time in the main collections area and on a steam train trip and in the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 13/02/11, updated on 14/02/11 (Very useful, 169 readings)
The town of Shildon in County Durham, 11 miles north of Darlington, is known as the 'Cradle of the Railways'. The world's first passenger rail journey took place between Shildon and Stockton-on-Tees via Darlington in 1825 and the Stockton and Darlington railway established workshops in Shildon in 1826, giving rise to the rapid growth of the town. This is commemorated by 'Locomotion', part of the National Railway Museum, (NRM), which opened in 2004. The former 'Timothy Hackworth Victorian Railway Museum' was incorporated into the site, which is designed as stops along a line that ends at 'Collection' - the main exhibition hall. I've visited Locomotion on three ... Read the complete review
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