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The Age of Steam

Learn about the origins of steam railways in the 19th century in this 90-minute package.

Term time
Key Stage 2
Key Stage 2
Collection Building

Following a 15-minute welcome, the package lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Each child has the opportunity to take part in three 30-minute activities. 

Steam Tour
Children will be taken on a guided tour of the museum's fascinating collection of railway exhibits. Children will see an original Stockton and Darlington Railway Carriage, a replica Locomotion No.1 and the original and replica Sans Pareil. Children will also climb aboard the footplate of a steam locomotive in order to find out what makes it work. 

Railway Objects
Children will discover the different roles required to run a steam railway. Children will handle a number of different railway objects, including a fireman's shovel, a guard's whistle, a pocket watch and more. 

Build Locomotion No.1
Children will cut out and assemble their own collage of Locomotion No.1. Artwork can be taken back to school to create a collective display or taken home.  

Curriculum Links 

• A significant turning point in British history, for example, the first railways or the Battle of Britain
• A study of an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality
• Understanding of how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources

• Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock
• Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials
• Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C) 

Activities are free of charge, and available to pre-booked school groups. 

For more information about Locomotion only, please contact:
Shirley Bell
01904 809638
Email: Shirley.Bell@nrm.org.uk

Background: L&SWR Adams 563