Get into the mind of a trainspotter with our terrific trainspotting trail, guaranteed to entertain the whole family. We also have some great half-term activities on a spotting theme.
Can you be a Super Spotter this half-term?
Trainspotters had all sorts of adventures with their friends. They travelled to new and exciting places all over Britain to see different locomotives. Every trainspotter carried a notebook. They always wrote down locomotive numbers so they could remember what they had seen.
Have a go at trainspotting with our museum trails and see what you discover.
Every Super Spotter gets a Super Spotter badge. There is a trail and a badge to collect in both Great Hall and Station Hall.
During the school holidays experience first-hand the mischief, drama and anticipation of travelling the tracks and sneaking around stations with our half-term family activities:
Enjoy a series of specially commissioned theatrical sketches that cast you into the role of an adventurous sixties school age spotter. Interact with a range of characters from a British Transport Policeman trying to deal with persistent 'shed bashers' to a well-to-do lady traveller reminiscing as to how the hobby developed after the age of steam.
Towards the end of the half-term week enjoy a selection of the best 'spotter stories' brought to life in the Great Hall with amazing colour and lighting as our Locos In A Different Light event returns.
* There is a small charge for our Trainspotting Trail.