Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon is offering a range of free activities for the whole community to enjoy – as their contribution to the nationwide Disabled Access Day initiative from Friday 10th March to Sunday 12th March. Visit during the event, and you’ll be able to take a closer look at the cabs of the museum’s two operational diesel shunters – Class 03 D2090 and Class 08 13079 – as these locomotives will be positioned on the platform at the Collection Building to allow wheelchair access

. You’ll be able to get hands on with some of the smaller items from the museum’s collection in object handling sessions, and you’ll be able to join in with tours of the ‘star’ vehicles on display throughout the day. Disabled Access Day is a nationwide initiative to encourage disabled people to try something new! The initiative is sponsored by Euan’s Guide, a listing and review site that helps disabled people and their families know which venues are truly accessible. The Museum at Shildon is open from 10am to 4pm daily. Tours, cab access and object handling sessions for Disabled Access Day will be available at selected times throughout the event. Parking and admission is free of charge. For more information, please call 01388 777999.