Railway Creations at the Railway Museum
The National Railway Museum is hosting a bumper programme of Easter activities to inspire young people to investigate and learn more about the railways. The three-week programme will run from Saturday 2 April to Sunday 24 April 2022 and will allow families and young people to think like engineers and explore the museum’s extensive collection through object investigation and problem-solving.
Every day between 11 am and 3 pm, the museum will host free activities such as ‘Railway Creations’, where visitors will be able to use recyclable materials to create their own railway items, and ‘Mystery Boxes’ where visitors will discover some of the more unusual collection items and learn about their history.
There will also be object hunts and activity sheets on offer, and members of the museum’s Conservation team will be carrying out restoration work and answering questions from the public. The team will be working on the Victorian locomotive Gladstone (Station Hall) and the Dynamometer Car (Great Hall) on 20th and 21st April 2022 respectively.
On Saturday 16th April 2022, the ‘Build a Locomotive’ event returns, where visitors can learn how steam engines work before building their own LEGO locomotive to take home. Places for this activity are limited, cost £5 per child and are available to book in advance via the museum website.
Alongside the Easter activities, visitors can also enjoy the museum’s miniature railway, the Mallard Experience ride, a renovated indoor early years play space, and the outdoor play area. Excluding ‘Build a Locomotive’, specific activities do not require advance booking and instead will take place as free drop-in sessions throughout the day between 11am and 3pm.
The museum will be open between 10am and 5pm and visitors are strongly encouraged to pre-book a free admission ticket. To find out more, visit: https://www.railwaymuseum.org.uk/whats-on/easter-2022
Saturday 2 April to Sunday 24 April 2022 – National Railway Museum, York