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May Half-term Fun

When: Saturday 26 May 2018 12:00 AM - Sunday 03 June 2018 04:00 PM

Get Set for May Half-term Adventures

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We're really feeling the holiday spirit and invite you to come and join us this

May Half-term! See our What's On below for some brilliant ideas to make the

most of your visit to STEAM, including some fabulous drop-in activities and

family trails - all FREE with admission and to STEAM Season TIcket holders!


Get yourself a super-value STEAM Season Ticket when you arrive (pays for itself

in just two visits) and you are ON BOARD for unlimited fun!


'Wish You Were Here' Family Drop-in Activities

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

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Come and join our friendly Learning Team at the STEAM Exploration Station and create your own holiday postcard to take home or post in the STEAM postbox (you'll just need a stamp - available in the Scraggery).
We hope you'll be inspired by the striking GWR holiday posters displayed inside the Museum as well as our special exhibitions 'The Art of Publicity' and 'The GWR Publicity Machine'.
Get right in the holiday mood as you visit STEAM's very own 'Seaside Pier' - complete with working vintage slot machines.
These activities are FREE with admission and to STEAM Season Ticket holders.

Meet the Railway Workers (All ages)

2 June, 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, No. 6000 King George V or
No. 3440 City of Truro 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. 

GWR Wordsearch Trail *NEW*  

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Hunt for our snappy selection of GWR words as you discover our terrific collection of GWR signs and notices.
Complete our wordsearch puzzle and receive a small prize when you hand it to STEAM reception (while stocks last)!

Find the Numbers Trail (Age guide: 5+ yrs) 

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!    

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

Every day  
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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+ yrs) 

Every Day
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
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 

Every Day
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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