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Get hands-on and build an iconic locomotive or tackle a trail.

A great day out is waiting for you at Locomotion this October half term with activities to keep you busy and a Collection Building packed with amazing feats of engineering.

Build the National Collection

Become the next Stephenson or Gresley by building an icon of the National Collection. Design and construction your own model of Locomotion No 1, Rocket or Flying Scotsman in our family-friendly craft area.

Fun family trails

Bring the family and explore the collection through word searches, crosswords and picture trails.

The Power of Steam

Join our explainers at Durham University's Celebrate Science event at Palace Green, Durham, from 29–31 October to explore the wonder of steam power. Have you ever wondered how a steam engine works or how steam powered the mighty Flying Scotsman locomotive to achieve a speed of over 100 miles per hour? Come along and meet the team from Locomotion and discover the answer.

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