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Explore the power of steam with our action-packed programme of events, exhibitions and activities from May–September.

We're gearing up for our inaugural Steam Season, which will showcase the power of steam and give you a chance to immerse yourself in the world of steam-powered propulsion with our riveting steam rides, intriguing exhibitions and more.

Steam Season explodes into life on 5 May with our Festival of Steam, a three-day celebration of magnificent engines in which we welcome our guest locomotive for the summer and say a fond farewell to Furness Railway No. 20 before it departs for a major overhaul after 10 years of service hauling passenger trains at Locomotion. The festival will also feature model railways and street theatre performances.

Subsequent events within the season will appear during May half term and the summer holidays and we'll also be hosting Heritage Open Days and our crowd-pulling Autumn Steam Gala, which last year featured world-famous locomotive Flying Scotsman alongside BR Standard Class 2MT No. 78018.

Be sure to check back on this page as Steam Season approaches; we'll keep it updated with all of the latest information as it is confirmed.