Full-Size Steam Railways
Steam Railways and Transport Museums – This is a map-based list of steam railways around the country. Nearly all of them will welcome a class visit, and many of them have a dedicated education officer who will be delighted to help plan your visit and get the most from it.
In particular, the Severn Valley Railway and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway have a Peter’s Railway Young Engineer’s Centre with displays and interactive demonstrations. (The links are to their “school visits” page.)
Model Engineering Societies
We are building up a list of Model Engineering Societies who would welcome a class visit to their miniature railway. Quite apart from a ride on a miniature steam railway, the model engineers will tell you all about how steam engines work. Just like the books brought to life!
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