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To visit, please book free admission tickets or request an education visit.

Please note the Miniature Railway is closed for maintenance.

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Mallard Experience

Experience the thrill of being on the footplate of the world's fastest steam locomotive in this exhilarating simulator ride.

Ignite your imagination and immerse yourself in astonishing engineering as you re-live Mallard’s record-breaking run.

Meet the real people who were part of this amazing feat, see inside the firebox and fly alongside the speeding locomotive with our unique simulation.

For your safety

Each ride on board the Mallard Experience is limited to one household or social bubble. Please make sure you keep your face masks on throughout the ride. 


We recommend booking your tickets in advance online to avoid disappointment. Tickets may be available on the day from our ticket desks.

Accessibility and restrictions

Please check the ride restrictions below before booking. If you have any queries, a member of staff will be happy to help.

Restrictions for Mallard Experience

Mallard kids’ pod

For those that aren’t quite old enough for the simulator, there’s still the chance to ride on the famous loco with our special pod for under-4s (or those under 1.07m tall).

Part of the Science Museum Group