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The museum, apart from being a fun place to visit, is also an educational resource where ‘hands on’ experience can reinforce classroom learning illustrating not only the history of railways themselves but also how they affected the social history of the country and changed the way many people lived their lives.

We welcome visits from school groups of all ages and with a little pre-planning can offer an itinerary to suit a number of specific subjects which includes a guided tour of the museum including some areas which often are ‘off limits’ for such groups. We can adapt the duration of visits to suit individual requirements from two or three hours to a full day and there is plenty of indoor accommodation should the weather be inclement.

Anyone interested in booking an educational visit, whether it be for a school or any other group, is invited to contact our Visitor Reception Centre on 01206 242524.  We will be delighted to discuss your needs.


£4.50 per child including a guide (minimum of 10 children for a Guide)

£5.00 per child including a guide and mini-rail ride (minimum of 20 children for a Guide and Mini Rail)

There is a 10% discount for 25 or more children

Teachers, carers and helpers are free, but limited to 2 Adults per 10 children. Additional Adults are £7 each.

As a bonus, each visiting child will receive a complimentary child ticket to return on any other non-event day for free.

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To find out more, or to make a booking, please call us now on 01206 242524 or get in touch