What’s on at NRM York

February Family Fun

From steam rides behind Flying Scotsman to storytelling, we’ve got lots of hands-on fun for the whole family this February half term. Join in with Flying Scotsman model making, take a ride on the Miniature Railway and find out all about speedy locomotives in our exciting Need for Speed science show.

18 Feb 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
Suitable for all ages, Families
Family activities, Events

Flying Scotsman steam rides

Daily, 10.30am-4.15pm | South Yard
Tickets purchased on the day, not pre-bookable
£5, under-2s free

Journey back in time and experience what it was like to travel by steam train with a ride behind Flying Scotsman. Steam through South Yard taking in the sights, sounds and smells of steam power and wave to passengers on the Miniature Railway as you roll past. Limited tickets are also available for our exciting Flying Scotsman Footplate Experiences and don't forget to check out our Flying Scotsman range in the NRM Shop.

Under-12s must be accompanied by an adult.
Due to the design of the historic carriages that will be used, the steam rides will not be wheelchair accessible.

Victorian-style funfair

Daily, 10.30am-4.30pm | South Yard
Charges apply

Roll up, roll up! Come along and enjoy all the fun of the fair with traditional rides including a helter skelter and swing boats.

Parental supervision may be required on some rides.

Need for Speed science show

Daily, 12.30pm and 2.15pm | Learning Platform

How are we able to travel so fast on trains and which famous locomotives have broken incredible speed records? All this and more in our fast paced interactive family science show: Need for Speed.

Suitable for ages 6 and over.

Build your own Flying Scotsman

Daily, 10:30am-4:30pm | Station Hall

Build your very own model of Flying Scotsman and learn all about how this amazing locomotive works.

Suitable for ages 7 and over.

Imagination Station

Daily, 11.30am, 1:30pm and 3pm | Platform 6, Station Hall

Calling all budding storytellers! Join in with the story and decide where our train travels to in our fun interactive storytelling session "Imagination Station".

Suitable for under-6s.

York Miniature Railway

Daily, 10am-4pm | South Yard
Tickets £3 per person, £10 for a family of 4, under-2s free

Journey past gigantic railway objects and through the ever-changing landscapes of South Yard on board our miniature railway.

Turntable talk and demonstration

Daily, 11am, 12pm and 3:30pm | Great Hall

Enjoy a short talk describing the Great Hall’s impressive turntable and its uses then watch it in action.

Mallard Experience

Daily, 10am-4pm Tickets £4 per adult and £3 per child*, Great Hall

Don't miss out on our spectacular state-of-the-art 12-seater simulator ride located in Great Hall. Recreating Mallard's record-breaking run, this is the only place for you to experience the sights and sounds of the world's fastest steam locomotive.

*Height restrictions apply.

How a steam locomotive works

Time: 10:30am and 4pm | Great Hall

Discover what lies under the skin of a steam locomotive as our Explainer unlocks its mysteries. Demonstrated on our sectioned locomotive, Ellerman Lines.

Background: 'Skegness is so Bracing' LNER Poster