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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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Play area

Ignite your little ones’ imaginations and help them discover the world of railways through play and experimentation.

Our youngest visitors can explore, build, move, pretend and play with lots of interactive activities in our play area for under-6s. From building their own structures out of blocks to building their own Stephenson’s Rocket and running their own toy railways, plenty of adventures await budding engineers and train drivers!

For your safety

  • We may limit the number of people in the play area at any one time
  • Adults should remain in the play area with the children in their care
  • Visitors using the area should tidy up before leaving
  • No food or drink is permitted in the play area
  • Climbing is not permitted

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Part of the Science Museum Group