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Easter engineering fun at the National Railway Museum

This Easter holiday, the National Railway Museum is hosting two weeks of fun for all the family—from treasure hunts to making your own Flying Scotsman.

From Saturday 24 March 2018, the museum will be kicking off the half term fun with our new Treasure Hunters interactive app. Visitors can challenge their family and friends to explore the museum displays from a fresh perspective in this fun interactive game. The Science Museum Group has teamed up with Aardman Interactive—creators of Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, and new movie Early Man—to develop a new free interactive smartphone app.

Families can get crafty and learn about how a steam engine works by making their own Flying Scotsman model (30 March – 8 April 2018, book online to guarantee a place). If that wasn’t enough to channel your inner engineer, families can also take a seat and watch one of our amazing and interactive science shows or listen to the story of early railway inventors in our new Stephenson’s Rocket workshop.

Don’t miss the chance to travel through our South Yard experiencing what it’s really like to ride behind a working steam locomotive as steam rides return for the Easter holidays.

Lynne Minett, Head of Learning and Events at the National Railway Museum, said:

“We welcome all visitors to download our new app and visit the museum this Easter. Our exciting events showcase the intriguing history of the railways and will encourage families to discover the skill of engineering and to explore how steam engines work.”

Whether you’re snapping a selfie with Mallard, viewing Queen Victoria’s very own carriage or taking a trip on the road train, the National Railway Museum has something for everyone.


For more information, please contact Rebecca Fuller, PR and Communications Executive, at or 01904 686 271.

About the National Railway Museum

  • The National Railway Museum in York has the largest collection of railway objects in the world and attracts more than 700,000 visitors per year
  • The collection includes over 260 locomotives and rolling stock, 600 coins and medals as well as railway uniform and costume, equipment, documents, records, artwork and photographs
  • The National Railway Museum’s vast art collection comprises over 11,000 posters, 2,300 prints and drawings, 1,000 paintings, and 1,750,000 photographs
  • The National Railway Museum forms part of the Science Museum Group, along with the Science Museum in London, the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford and Locomotion in Shildon
  • Admission to the National Railway Museum is free