Build it!

“If it can be made, it can be made at The Workshops”

Make a day of it with entry to the Museum and all exhibits included in your entry ticket!

Things to see and do for the kids:

  • Try your hand at the different trades in the Apprentice Training Shops
  • Help the Works Manager and his new apprentice fitter complete the life-sized A10 locomotive
  • Create your own cardboard take-home model of a locomotive, carriages and wagons
  • Construct trains and cranes, bridges and tunnels, railway stations and roundhouses using K’nex or Straws systems.
  • Explore the hidden secrets of the exhibits in the original Boilershop

Fun for the whole family with Museum entry included:

  • Take a guided tour of the active railway workshop
  • Get up close to genuine locos and vintage carriages
  • See the huge model railway
  • Try driving a train on a simulator
  • Let off some steam at Nippers Railway indoor playground

Your day out planner:

  • Check entry prices and our location
  • Plan to spend 3 hours+ to enjoy all the activities
  • Pack a picnic & snacks to enjoy in the grounds, or bring some extra money to buy lunch & refreshments
  • Don’t forget the camera
  • Wear enclosed footwear if you want to go on a tour of the active railway workshops
  • Free parking


Activity sheets


Build it! Steam Train

Wednesday 2 October

You’ve seen a train be assembled at the Build it! event, now climb aboard the real thing for a special school holiday journey from the Museum to Grandchester and back again to the Museum. Please note steam train ticket price does not include Museum entry.

Download the Build it! Steam Train Booking Form (1375 KB) pdf document icon.

Event Details

21 September 2013 - 07 October 2013

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