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Make It and Move It—Lego activities at the National Railway Museum this half term

Families visiting the National Railway Museum this October can get creative with Lego building challenges as part of the museum’s programme of half-term activities.

Free drop-in activities will run each day including a family Lego-building challenge, bridge building and object hunts.

The Make It! Lego challenge will give small teams three minutes to design objects out of Lego, such as robots, animals and inventions. Let’s Move It! will give visitors the chance to take part in the worldwide LEGO® Technic™ and Volvo challenge*.

Visitors can also take part in a bridge-building activity, using recycled material before putting their creations to the test with an earthquake machine.

Sophie Holland from the museum’s Learning team said: “I would like to welcome everyone to the museum this half term to take part in our Lego and building-themed activities. Visitors will have the chance to have fun and get creative, thinking like an engineer as we explore how the railways are designed to get things moving."

For half term, the museum has created a series of free object hunts for eagle-eyed visitors to follow—these can be collected at the activity stations.

Alongside half term activities, visitors can also enjoy the museum’s miniature railway, the Mallard Experience ride and indoor and outdoor playgrounds.

Activities run in the museum each day during half term, 23–31 October*. Activities do not require booking and take place as drop-in offers throughout the day, although visitors must book a general admission ticket prior to visiting.

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*Details of the LEGO® Technic™ and Volvo challenge can be found here:

**Dates subject to change

About the National Railway Museum

  • The National Railway Museum in York has the largest collection of railway objects in the world and prior to the Covid pandemic attracted around 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 forms part of the Science Museum Group, along with the Science Museum in London, the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford and Locomotion in Shildon
  • Admission to the National Railway Museum is free, for more information visit: