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Railways of the Future at the Railway Museum

Investigate the theme of decarbonisation, alternative fuels and sustainability alongside new objects on display with hands-on activities at the Railway Museum’s Innovation Platform. There’s a LEGO challenge and storytelling, talks and demonstrations. Here are the details:

LEGO CHALLENGE – 11.00 to 16.00 daily – Saturday 11th to Sunday 19th February

Challenge yourself to build a sustainable future using LEGO. Take on five eco-friendly challenges on your own or as a team, but be quick—you only have three minutes to build!

STORYTELLING – 11.00 and 14.30 daily – Saturday 11th to Sunday 19 February

Join the Explainers for an interactive story about Max the Mouse and the search for an alternative way to power their city, discovering solar, wind and wave energy along the way. Story sessions are approximately 20 minutes long and involve audience participation.

POWERING THE RAILWAYS – 11.30, 13.30 and 15.30 – Wednesday 15 February

Enjoy a discussion on decarbonisation, with each member of the panel arguing for their chosen power for the railways of the future in a bid to survive the public vote. This activity is the perfect chance for visitors to learn about the variety of sustainable fuels that could be used to power our railways, and the range of skills and careers to make this a reality.

POWER IT – 11.00 to 15.00 – Monday 13, Tuesday 14 and Thursday 16 February

Talk to the Explainers and members of York St John University’s Computer Science department to explore different power sources that can be used for travel on the railways.

WONDER WEDNESDAY – 11.00 to 15.00, Wednesday 15 February

Future engineers can discover the important role of rail engineers and other crucial jobs in the industry, and learn about the innovative ideas and technologies shaping the future of railways. Representatives from Network Rail and industry partners will be available to talk about their jobs and visitors will be able to try a range of hands-on activities.



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