The National Railway Museum is hosting a day packed with special activities on Sunday 9th July, with lots of great activities for children. Build up your science and engineering know-how, make crafty things to take home and discover more about the amazing objects on display. Here’s just some of the great activities you’ve got to look forward to.
- Engineer like me: Ever wondered what it’s like to be an engineer? Find out what real-life engineers think about running with scissors, Marmite, bridges, friction and everything in-between in this interactive game show.
- Circuit city Follow an electric current from Dickinson Street Power Station to Manchester Town Hall in 1893, as the city is powered by electricity for the first time. This lively, humorous show is delivered by Explainers from the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.
- Screwball signals Could you keep the railways running? Signal engineers control the railway and keep it operating quickly and safely – a big job with such a large network of trains. Have a go at keeping the trains a safe distance apart with a marble run.
- Track to the future What do magnets have to do with high speed travel? Can a battery push itself through a tube? Will future trains still have tracks? Find out for yourself in this hands on activity.
Entry, and all activities, are free of charge.