“Train for the Tracks” this February half term at The National Railway Museum in York

16 Feb

Readers of my blog will know that we are loyal visitors to the National Railway Museum in York. We visit nearly every half term and each time there is something different to entertain all the family.

Entry to the museum is free. As you enter you are asked for a volutary contribution to help maintain the museum.

This half term (from 15 Feb 2014 – 23 Feb 2014) your little ones get the chance to “Train for the tracks” and learn about the many jobs in the railway industry.

The many special events that you can take part are detailed here on the NRM website…and coming up, is what we got up to when we visited on the 15th.

We travelled by train to York. The NRM is really close to the rear entrance of the railway station.

We travelled by train to York. The NRM is really close to the rear entrance of the railway station.

Evie really enjoyed watching the films about the railways on this visit.

Evie really enjoyed watching the films about the railways on this visit.

Isaac kept changing the film she was watching.

Isaac kept changing the film she was watching.

Isaac played nicely with the Chuggington trains

Isaac played nicely with the Chuggington trains

"What do you mean I have to go look at the Duchess of Hamilton now?"

“What do you mean I have to go look at the Duchess of Hamilton now?”

Small boy, big train.

Small boy, big train.

The kids got to make their own train line

The kids got to make their own train line

Add the blocks to the sleepers

Add the blocks to the sleepers

Causing havoc with the lines

Causing havoc with the lines

Fingerprinting with the British Transport Police

Fingerprinting with the British Transport Police

Big concentration to get every finger print a different colour

Big concentration to get every finger print a different colour

The face is because there were no ladies hats! "I don't want to be a police MAN!!"

The face is because there were no ladies hats! “I don’t want to be a police MAN!!”

After doing some platform announcing she became camera shy

After doing some platform announcing she became camera shy

All the usual exhibits are on display, as well as some new engines taking pride of place.

All the usual exhibits are on display, as well as some new engines taking pride of place.

Experience the huge size of the engines

Experience the huge size of the engines

Watch the huge turntable in action

Watch the huge turntable in action

Evie loves the train carriages, especially the royal carriages, although this time the mail train held a fascination too.

Evie loves the train carriages, especially the royal carriages, although this time the mail train held a fascination too.

After the museum we took the short walk into town. Just look at the river!!!

After the museum we took the short walk into town. Just look at the river!!!

We were invited as bloggers to come to the museum on the 15th of February. The words, pictures and opinions are entirely my own.

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