As if there weren’t enough reasons to visit the Railway Museum (it’s inspiring, it’s free and it has lots of hands-on activities for kids), here comes legendary Stephenson’s Rocket and a new exhibition, Brass, Steel and Fire. Meet the everyday people who were inspired by Rocket to create their own small-scale inventions at home. Discover how these experiments pushed boundaries and influenced the course of the Industrial Revolution. Free tickets will be available to book online – visit the Railway Museum website to find out how.
Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ – 26th September 2019 to 13th April 2020 – railwaymuseum.org.uk