February Half Term at National Railway Museum

In a nutshell

Lively minds will find the solutions to the challenges set at the National Railway Museum this half term from 20th to 27th February.

Taking place at

National Railway Museum Leeman Road, York, North Yorkshire YO26 4XJ

Contact details

Tel: 0844 815 3139

February Half Term at National Railway Museum details...

Open 20 Feb - 27 Feb

This February half term the National Railway Museum in York is on a mission to future-proof our lifestyle with the theme of energy and sustainability. Can you work together to find new ways to power our trains, reduce our waste and protect our planet?

Get to grips with these burning questions. How many vegetables would it have taken to power the 1.73 billion rail journeys made in Great Britain last year? How could kites inspire a totally new way of powering our network that doesn’t rely on burning fuel?

Take part in new challenges, classic shows and live demonstrations this February half term from Wednesday 20th to Wednesday 27th February 2019. Also during half term, there’s interactive storytelling in the Imagination Station, a talk on railway legend Stephenson’s Rocket and the Turntable demonstrations in Great Hall.

Take a look at the half term highlights –

The Wind Tower – Great Hall
Take on the biggest challenge and build a vehicle capable of floating in a bid to reach the top of the leaderboard. Can you conquer the tower of wind? Free activity.

Make Your Own Biogas – Learning Space
If you’ve ever wanted to make your own biogas, now’s your chance. Book yourself onto this Technology in Play workshop to make some fuel from plastic bottles, balloons and blended vegetables, tickets are £3, Suitable for ages 7 years and above and tickets go on sale from 19th January.

Pop Up Science – Great Hall
Could a potato power the railways of the future? Should carriages have wind turbines on the roof? Help the museum’s explainers explore renewable energy in these fun hands-on science shows. Free activity.

Passenger Puzzle – Station Hall
Design your own carriage and use renewable energy to power it—but you must meet all of your passengers’ needs without grinding to a halt. Free activity on weekdays only and suitable for ages 7 years and over.

The museum is open from 10am until 5pm and entrance is free.


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