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Locomotion is a railway museum. It is located in several buildings. The main contains most of the collections, including the only examples of APT-E and Deltic prototype units. The collection also includes several locomotives from the National Collection and a replica of Sans Pareil by Timothy Hackworth. Other buildings are Hackworth's house, a railway workshop and a former storage room. Among the exhibits are also wagons that are part of the royal train of Queen Alexandra, wife of Edward VII.
The museum is also known as Locomotion: National Railway Museum. It was opened in 2004 by then Prime Minister Tony Blair. His concept and collection are mainly based on the former "Timothy Hackworth Victorian Railway Museum".
The museum has a café, an interactive play area for children and a gift shop. On selected days steam train rides are organized.