October 2005-April 2006
THE RAILWAY CHILDREN
AN OLD-TIME CHRISTMAS
And lots more things to do inside…
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10-17 March 2006NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK
Building BridgesKnow your tension from yourtorsion? How do a suspensionbridge and a cantilever bridge differ?Span the knowledge gap and learnabout the engineering behind bridges at the NRM.Activities open to the public and pre-booked schoolgroups.For further details contact Claire Oxley on01904 685712 from January 2006.
18 March -2 AprilEASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
The NRM Easter HuntFind answers to clues in the NRM collection,win a small Easter gift and go in for our prizedraw competition.Play TrainColouring-in,making hats,flags and other greatactivities with an Easter railway theme.Train RidesIn the South Yard – have fun riding behind asteam or diesel locomotive.
THE EDUCATION TEAM
A school visit to the NRM is not justeducational…it’s fun too! With a wide rangeof curriculum-related activities for all ages.FromStory Sacks for the early years to Leisure andTourism sessions for GNVQ students,CitizenshipTrack Safety workshops to a session in our ‘handson’ Interactive Learning Centre…the list goes on.To find out more please contact our SchoolBooking Office,telephone:01904 686230 or email:email@example.com
On certain days (see events calendar),you can enjoy ashort ride behind one of the Museum’s operating steamor diesel locomotives.Operating times:11.00-12.30 and13.30-16.30.
Children of all ages can take part in creative activities ona railway theme,from colouring sheets to making hats,flags and badges,and steam train models.There is a smallcharge for some activities.Activity times:10.30-16.30.
The National Railway Museum Sound Guides bringto lifethe magic of the railways.Charge applies.
DAILY EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM
There are up to 11 talks and demonstrations every dayat the Museum – look out for details at the entrances.
The Museum’s residenttheatre company,Platform 4,provides a different andentertaining perspective onthe history of the railways,bringing the charactersand stories to life.Fourperformances most Saturdaysand Sundays – shows includeRoyal train travel fromQueen Victoria onwards,the importance of railways inWorld War II,the heyday of British Rail deliveringpeople on their jolly holidays at the seaside,the BulletTrain,Rocket,the story of The Flying Scotsman andmany more! Check for details on the day’sperformances when you arrive.
HOW TO GET TOTHE MUSEUM
The Museum is just 200 metres (230 yards) from York Railway Station via the new footbridge (no wheelchairaccess).It is signposted from the city centre forpedestrians and those with wheelchairs,and fromYork’s ring road for those travelling by car.
For further information or to join ourmailing list:Telephone:01904 621261Facsimile:01904 611112E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org Website:www.nrm.org.uk24 hour recorded information line:01904
All the information in What’s On was correctat time of going to press.The Museum is open daily 10.00-18.00,closed 24-26 December.All day parking available on site.Charge applies.Free parking for disabled badge holders. Wheelchairs available (including batterypowered) – please book in advance.Supportdogs welcome.
*We reserve the right to charge admission for special events.
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THE STORY OF THE TRAIN
EVENTS LATER ON IN 2006GREEN RAILWAYS
During the Spring Bank Holiday half-term,explorehow the railways continue to create a greenerenvironment.Discover how disused tracks haveincreased the national network of cycle paths as wellas provided havens for wildlife for everyone to enjoy.Country stations have long brought beauty and colourto travellers – be inspired by the South Yardtransformed by floral displays,and get all kinds of plants and advice for your own hanging baskets,window displays or gardens.
From embezzlement to great train robberies,there hasalways been crime on the railways.Enjoy a weekend inSeptember finding out about railway villains over thecenturies and practising your sleuthing skills in a seriesof special activities.
1966 saw the electrification of the West Coast mainlineand was the death-knell for mainline steam traction.During the autumn half-term week,the NRM presentsa groovy 60s-themed weekend when,forty yearsbefore,flower-power jostled with swinging designs,while the ‘white heat of technology’ propelled Britaininto the modern era.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS ABOUTALL THESE EVENTS
Please contact the Programmes Office at the NRMfrom January 2006 on 01904 686248/685741,or go to www.nrm.org.uk and click on ‘What’s on’.
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