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Flying Scotsman returns to Locomotion this July with a bundle of action-packed activities allowing you to get well acquainted with the world's most famous locomotive.

Scotsman fever is taking over Locomotion as our museum celebrates its 15th anniversary. Here's what we've got lined up:

What's on

Footplate Experiences

26–29 July and 2–5 August 2019

A rare chance to climb inside Flying Scotsman's cab while it operates on our railway line. Find out more.

Steam rides

26–29 July and 2–5 August 2019

Catch a ride on a carriage pulled by the legendary loco. Find out more.

On display with cab access

Platform: 30 July – 1 August 2019
Apron: 7–9 August 2019

Get up close to 60103 while it takes a break from steaming along our railway line.

On the Platform, visitors with wheelchairs or buggies will be able to get closer to the footplate. On the Apron, access to the corridor tender will be available, though in this location the footplate will not accessible to wheelchairs or buggies.

Flying Scotsman: Why So Famous?

26 July, 1 and 8 August 2019

A special guided tour exploring the locomotive's journey to stardom. Find out more.

Meet the museum

Monday 29 July 2019, 17.15 to 19.30

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes or what we've got planned for the future? This is your chance to meet the team with a few added extras:

  • Flying Scotsman in light steam
  • Tours of the collection
  • Cab access to selected indoor vehicles
  • Light refreshments

Make your own Flying Scotsman

26 July – 9 August 2019

In this family learning activity, head to the Collection Building to construct your own card model of the engine.

Early Birds

31 July and 7 August 2019, 09.00–10.00, 100 tickets per session

For visitors who have an Autism Spectrum Condition, an anxiety disorder, or a Special Educational Need that means they would benefit from a quieter, more relaxed museum opening.

Scheduled dates