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Behind-the-scenes tour

Our special curator-led behind-the-scenes tour offered an exclusive glimpse of the museum.

First stop was the museum's Workshop where participants could witness restoration work and engineering marvels first-hand, as well as experiencing the sights and smells of the prep bay where locomotives are conditioned for mainline service.

The tour continued in the art store and archives, providing an encounter with fascinating collection objects with unique stories to tell, including the original drawing of Trevithick’s first locomotive and the British Rail Flying Saucer.