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Christmas Holiday Fun

When: Saturday 02 December 2017 12:00 AM - Sunday 31 December 2017 05:00 PM

Christmas Holiday Fun 2017

Step into STEAM over the Christmas holiday and experience the fantastic 'feel-good' that trains and tinsel bring!

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Whatever your age, the festive break is a wonderful time to get up close to the many famous locomotives we have here, including No. 6000 King George V*, No. 3717 City of Truro* and No. 4073 Caerphilly Castle*.
To make the most of the Christmas holiday, we have plenty to keep all members of the family entertained! See below for our Christmas and New Year opening times plus details of family fun activities:

Christmas and New Year Opening Times 2017/2018 

24-26 December – closed
27-31 December - OPEN
1-7 January - closed for essential maintenance 
8 January onwards: Open as usual




STEAM Festive Trail

Available now until 31 December

Enjoy your winter journey through our story-telling displays as you follow our festive fun trail!

Free with standard admisson and to STEAM Season Ticket holders.  

Meet the Railway Workers 

23 December, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Climb aboard the legendary 'King George V and magnificent 'Caerphilly Castle' locomotives as you meet our friendly STEAM volunteers. They will show you how these great machines worked and bring the story of steam to life!

Free with standard admisson and to STEAM Season Ticket holders.

Track It Down Trail (Under 5 yrs)

Available every day,
Have fun on your adventure as you hunt for objects, shapes and colours!
This educational trail encourages children to get involved with hands-on exhibits and interactive displays.
Free with standard admisson and to STEAM Season Ticket holders.

Find the Numbers Trail

Available every day
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!
Free with standard admission and to STEAM Season Ticket holders.

Work it Out! Trail

Available every day
Take up the challenge and work out the answers to some intriguing GWR questions! This fun trail takes you all around the great steam engines and hands-on displays. 
Free with standard admisson and to STEAM Season Ticket holders.
Our free trails are available from the 'Learning Activities' station in the Reception area.

'Be a Special Detective' - Activity Box 

Available every day

Have heaps of fun following clues on a mystery activity trail!
Our unique STEAM Detective Box comes complete with a secret message pen and magnifying glass.
£5 per box in addition to the standard STEAM ticket price.

Children's Play Areas   

Young children will love the children’s play areas at STEAM. We have play tables and interactive wooden toys for plenty of imaginative fun! These areas are included in the standard STEAM ticket price.

Platform One Café

Our friendly Platform One Café is open between 10.00am and 4.00pm to keep your energy levels topped up. 

Ticket Prices 

For details of STEAM's standard ticket prices, please click here:  
STEAM ticket prices.

Why Not Get a Season Ticket for Christmas and the New Year?

STEAM Season Tickets are valid for twelve months* from the date of purchase. They offer terrific value and pay for themselves in just two visits! A Season Ticket also makes a great gift for someone special. 

Click here to find out more: STEAM Season Ticket
*Please note, the STEAM Season Ticket excludes special events.
Merry Christmas from all of us at STEAM!


*On loan from the National Railway Museum.

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