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This Easter Holiday

Date: 6th April 2019 - 22nd April 2019

Every day

Location: STEAM Museum, Fire Fly Avenue
01793 466646
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Time: 10:00 - 15:00

Speed into STEAM

Family, Easter

STEAM’s brand new exhibition, ‘World’s Fastest’, explores the GWR’s race to become the fastest railway in the world!  See our new displays located on the museum’s recreated 1930s Station Platform.

Special holiday activities to complement the World’s Fastest exhibition include fun activities and story-telling sessions exploring themes of speed and innovation. 

You'll also get to climb on board STEAM’s train simulator, 'change the points' inside our fabulous GWR interactive Signal Box - even find out what a dynometer is for! 

Thursday 11 April, between 11am and 3pm

‘Rapid Record Breakers'

Families are encouraged to take up fun short challenges during these fun drop-in sessions between 11am and 3pm.

Thursday 18 April, 11am ,12 noon, 1pm, and 2pm

The Hare and the Tortoise Story Time 

Take time to listen to Brian Wildsmith's enchanting story based on the traditional fable with our experienced STEAM Learning Team.

Meet us at the Exploration Station on STEAM's Station Platform!

20 April, 10am - 4pm

Meet the Railway Workers

STEAM’s dedicated team of volunteers welcome visitors aboard No. 6000 King George V, No. 3440 City of Truro and No. 4073 Caerphilly Castle. Hear some awesome facts and true stories - even find out how the controls worked on these great engines!

Don't forget to visit the GWR Signal Box at this Easter's Meet the Railway Workers event -  children will receive a special GWR Certificate for changing the points!  

New for the Easter break, STEAM has two new interactive games: 

Race to the Ocean gives visitors an innovative way of travelling along the Great Western Railway routes, finding out about each station on their way. This game is installed in the museum’s Speed to the West area. 

Choose Your Own Adventure explores life ‘inside’ Swindon Works and can be found in The Carriage Shop area. 

Both new interactives include puzzles and challenges suitable for all ages. 

Cost: Included with admission and free to STEAM Season Ticket holders.