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May Half-term Fun

When: Saturday 05 May 2018 12:00 AM - Sunday 13 May 2018 01:00 PM

STEAM offers fun and adventure every day... 



Get  set for May Half-term with our round-up of What's On, including our fabulous family drop-in activities and family trails - all FREE with admission and to STEAM Season TIcket holders!


Meet the Railway Workers (All ages)

5 May, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
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Meet our friendly and knowledgeable STEAM volunteers as you learn how these magnificent machines work.
You'll also hear true stories about life on the Great Western Railway and maybe even get to 'take the wheel'!
Just head for No. 4073 Caerphilly Castle and No. 6000 King George V and climb aboard!
Children also get a special GWR certificate when they ‘change the points’ in STEAM’s interactive GWR Signal Box. 
This unique experience is free with standard admission and to STEAM Season Ticket holders. 

'Wish You Were Here' Family Drop-in Activities

Thursday 31 May,10am - 12.00 noon and 1pm-3pm

Come and join the fun with our friendly Learning Team as you create your own holiday postcard!
We hope you will be inspired by our special exhibitions 'The Art of Publicity' and 'The GWR Publicity Machine' - exploring the clever techniques used by the GWR's famous publicity department.
These activities are FREE with admission and to STEAM Season Ticket holders.

Find the Numbers Trail (Age guide: 5-9 yrs)  

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Every day, 10.00am – 5.00pm
As you travel around the Museum, you’ll see many different numbers, big and small. 
Follow our fascinating trail to find numbers in some very surprising places!  

Track It Down Trail (Age guide: under 5 yrs)

Every day, 10.00am – 5.00pm   
Hunt for objects, shapes and colours and get involved with STEAM’s interactive displays and hands-on exhibits. You'll be amazed at the exciting things you discover!

Work It Out! Trail (Age guide: 5-9 yrs) 

Every Day, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Take up the challenge and explore famous locomotives, even walk underneath 80 tonnes of metal as you work out the answers to some intriguing questions.
The above trails are free with standard admission and to STEAM Season Ticket holders. 

Play Areas for Young Children 

Every Day, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
We have refreshed our young children's play areas throughout the Museum. They include play tables for colouring fun and interactive rail themed toys.  

Platform One Café 

To keep energy levels up, make sure you visit STEAM’s Platform One Café, offering a whole range of freshly prepared hot and cold snacks and drinks, using only top quality ingredients.
STEAM Season Ticket holders receive a 5% discount on food and drink purchased.




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