What’s on at Locomotion

George Stephenson and Son

Learn about George Stephenson, father of the railways, in this 90-minute package.

Term time
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 1
Collection Building

Following a 15-minute welcome, the package lasts approximately 90 minutes. Each child gets the opportunity to take part in three 30-minute activities.

Stephenson Objects

Children will handle a variety of authentic objects associated with the life of George Stephenson. Items include models, books, tools, medals and miners’ lamps. Children will discover George Stephenson's life and personal achievements including his safety lamp, Locomotion No.1, The Stockton and Darlington Railway and the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.

Building Stephenson’s Rocket

Children will create a colourful collage of Stephenson’s Rocket. Collages make an ideal display back at school.

George Stephenson Tour

Children will be taken on an interactive guided tour of the museum's fascinating collection of railway exhibits. Children will see inside an original Stockton and Darlington Railway Carriage, a replica Locomotion No.1 and original and replica Sans Pareil. Children will also re-enact the opening day of the Stockton and Darlington Railway.

Curriculum Links


•Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally

•Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

•The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.

•An understanding of some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.

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