What happens when you let a bunch of creative 12 to 26 year olds takeover the National Railway Museum? Find out at this year’s TakeOver festival. This October half term, York Theatre Royal’s TakeOver festival moves to everyone’s favourite train museum and there are shows, workshops and activities galore for all age ranges. Here are just a few of the many highlights. Head down during half term and get involved.
The Great Train Songery
Explorer Johnny Acecraft has been let loose in the museum’s Warehouse, and want to talk about its unusual artefacts in the only way he knows: musical comedy.
Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th October – 12noon, 12.45pm, 2pm, 2.45pm – Meet at Warehouse entrance – pay what you can
Look out! Those pesky pigeons are running riot in the museum again. Ernie the security guard wants them gone. The Pigeon Party will be popping up around the museum so join in when you see it.
Sat 24th, Mon 26th, Wed 28th, Fri 30th & Sun 1st November – 11am-4pm – Across the museum – Free
A Journey With Maude
In this intimate time-travelling adventure, you’ll be whisked from Vienna to San Francisco to witness moments of an extraordinary woman’s life.
Monday 26th October to Sunday 1st November – 11.30am, 12.15pm, 2.15pm, 3pm, 3.45pm – Tri-composite carriage, Station Hall – £5, not wheelchair accessible – booking required
A mysterious suitcase sits in the middle of the room, overflowing with curious objects… Join in a very special workshop, where you can work with archive items and artefacts from the museum. For ages 8-12, please bring your own lunch and drink.
This workshop lets you time-travel to the most important moments in the railway story. Get into character with period costumes and create theatrical snapshots of railway life. For ages 5-17.
Monday 26th October to Sunday 1st November – 11am and additional workshops at 2pm on Monday 26th and Saturday 31st October – meet at the Box Office – £5
The Creation Stations give you the chance to get involved and unleash your creativity. Drop in throughout the day and show off your artistic talents with these free, family-friendly activities:
The TakeOver Festival runs at the National Railway Museum from 24th October to 1st November 2015. Admission to the National Railway Museum is free. To book for ticketed events, visit the box office.