What’s on at NRM ShildonLocomotion

The Railway

Learn about the railways, both past and present, in this 90 minute package.

Term time
Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Collection Hall

This package provides both Key Stage 1 and 2 children with a fun introduction to railway history. Following a 15 minute welcome, the package lasts approximately 90 minutes. Children each get the opportunity to take part in three, 30 minute activities.

  1. Access to cabs of selected locomotives from the National Collection.
    Children get the chance to learn about some of the museum’s exciting exhibits. This includes the chance to climb aboard the footplate of one or more locomotives, discovering their history as well as how they operate.
  2. Railway object handling session
    Children will get the chance to get their hands on a number of different railway objects including: a fireman's shovel, a guard's whistle, a pocket watch, and more. Find out who these objects belonged to and how they helped them do their job.
  3. Locomotive themed craft activity
    Children are given the chance to cut out and assemble their own stream engine collage. Art work can be taken back to school to create a collective display, or taken home.

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

For more information about NRM Shildon only, please contact:

Simon Smalley
Duty Officer - Education
01904 685786
email: simon.smalley@nrm.org.uk

Background: L&SWR Adams 563