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STEAM RAILWAY EXPERIENCE DAYS

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Experience the thrill of driving a full sized steam locomotive on a driver experience course. Learn to operate a steam locomotive and about other railway duties and, if you choose the Full-Day Experience, you take control in our signal box, acting as both guard and crossing keeper. All supported by our friendly and fully qualified instructors.

FULL-DAY DRIVER EXPERIENCE COURSE

The cost of the full-day course is £225 per person which includes:

  • Two complimentary museum entry guest tickets; valid for the day of the experience
  • A certificate and group photograph (via email) of your day’s experience
  • 50% discount off of one year’s membership to the museum
  • Complimentary refreshments for you and your guests
  • Additional time spent as guard, crossing-keeper and on signalling

HALF-DAY DRIVER EXPERIENCE COURSE

The cost of the half-day course is £150 per person which includes:

  • Two complimentary museum entry guest tickets; valid for the day of the experience
  • A certificate and group photograph (via email) of your day’s experience
  • 50% discount off of one year’s membership to the museum
  • Complimentary refreshments for your and your guests

Full-day courses run from 09:30-15:30.  Half-day courses vary in start time and are between 2-3 hours in duration, depending on number of participants.

 

Courses run on specific dates throughout the year, places are limited and in demand, so it is recommended you buy an ‘Open Voucher’ and then select your chosen date when the course dates are released in January 2020.

The courses are suitable for anyone of average fitness, aged 18 to 70… and don’t worry, there are no tests to pass!  Two friends or family members are welcome to come along for free, any additional guests should pay the normal museum admission charge, which includes access to the whole museum.

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REFUND POLICY

Please note that cancellations are subject to an administration fee. If you are unable to attend on your booked date but would like to join us on a different date, this can be arranged at a cost of £25. Should you need to cancel completely more than 4 weeks prior to the course date the administration charge will be 25% of the course fee. If you need to cancel less than 4 weeks prior to the course date, we regret that we are unable to refund any of the course fee. Please note the engine used on the day may be different to that shown in the photographs.