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You no longer need to pre-book your museum admission, except for selected events.

Schools and groups can book free tickets here.

Please note the museum will be closed on 6–8, 13–15 and 20–22 March for vehicle moves.

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Building Blocks

Challenge yourself this February half term with free family-friendly activities using different types of building blocks.

Locomotion is open every day from Saturday 17 to Sunday 25 February for the half-term holiday.

Alongside railway objects big and small on display in Main Hall, you’ll find a range of self-led construction challenges:

  • What structures can you make using wooden cubes and lollipop sticks?
  • Who can build the tallest tower using paper plates and cups?
  • Get creative with our large construction bricks

LEGO Workshops

Monday 19, Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 February

Join Bricks McGee for brick-building sessions featuring a range of fun challenges. 

Please note Bricks McGee sessions are free but places are limited, on a first come first served basis—please ask at the Welcome Desk on arrival.

Big Science shows

Thursday 22 and Friday 23 February

The world around us is built from a fascinating set of blocks called 'science'. Join Big Science UK for fun, inspirational experiments!

Workshops are free to attend but places are limited, on a first come first served basis—please ask at the Welcome Desk on arrival.

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