What’s on at Locomotion

Sea, Sand and Steam Trains

Learn about the development of British seaside resorts following the birth of passenger railways 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 hasthe opportunity to take part in three 30-minute activities.

Seaside Objects

Children will be shown the role of the railways in transporting the public to seaside resorts beginning in the 19th Century. Children will handle a number of seaside themed objects from the period. Objects include penny licks, wooden spades, costumes and postcards.

Seaside Story

Children will listen and participate in an interactive seaside-themed story. Children will be encouraged to compare and contrast seaside resorts of the past to those of today.

Build a Giant Wheel

Children will build and decorate their own giant Victorian ferris wheel.

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

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