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We're open seven days a week. Book your free admission ticket now to visit the museum. 

Schools and groups can book free tickets here.

Station Hall and other parts of our museum are closed, please check the Visit page for the latest info about closures.

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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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