We love to receive feedback from school groups who have taken part in our packages. Below is a selection of recent comments.

Education at Locomotion Shildon


Thank you for letting us visit at the train museum. We had fun doing everything. We all had fun blowing the horn and making a steam train. We all had fun in the electric train. Everyone had a brilliant day. We really enjoyed it thank you.
Thank you for letting us handle different objects it was great fun! We enjoyed having the tour of the train Black 5 and all learnt lots about it. We all enjoyed the day at locomotion. Thank you very much.
Thank you for the visit at Shildon museum. We loved doing the craft activity. It was great fun colouring in the train that we made. We also loved the handling objects. All of us liked the tour of the trains. My favourite part was going on the cabin of the Black Five. All of us enjoyed the visit so much we did not want to leave.
Thank you for letting us try on the different hats and different objects and holding them. We all enjoyed the craft activity. It was really exciting going on the royal train called Black 5. Everyone learnt a lot about all of the controls and what they were for. Blowing the horn was extremely fun.


I am a class teacher in County Durham and recently took my class to Locomotion in Shildon. I would just like to praise Simon and Ian for their fantastic hard work on the day of our trip. They were enthusiastic, organised and most of all, fantastic in the way that they related and spoke to the young children. The children are still talking about the trip a week on and saying how much they enjoyed it and it is mainly down to the two members of staff. Thank you!
The staff were exceptional. Clear, Precise and very knowledgeable. The Pace of the visit was very good. The areas we visited were of great interest. The staff had a great way with the children.
A super well thought out day packed full of information, activities and ideas. The source activity was excellent. So was the balloon/train activity which the children thoroughly enjoyed. A huge thank you to all staff who provided the knowledge and skills linked to the tour and demonstrations. Bravo!
Had a great day. Children were engaged throughout the day. They really enjoyed the ride on the train and building their own engines. Really helpful staff – lots of knowledge and really patient with the children. V. well organized. Thank you to all staff for helping us have a lovely day!

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