Heritage Railways

A heritage railway school trip is a visit to a railway which is operated as a living piece of history and will re-create and preserve railway scenes of the past. Often heritage railways are old railway lines preserved in a state which depicts a certain period, or periods, in the history of railway systems. The heritage railways we work with have a rich and varied past life and offer exciting educational programmes linking to the national curriculum to support learning about history, STEM, art, design and English, including learning about the Victorians and WW2, Great for primary school children, key sage one and key stage two.


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An exciting, award winning Schools Programme built around the History Curriculum for Wales, Cwricwlwm Cymreig and the Literacy & Numeracy framework. Our engaging, hands-on approach aims to bring history to life in a meaningful way.
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This historic railway provides a variety of steam engines, allowing school groups & educational visits to immerse themselves into the important role that trains have played throughout history.
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The story of London’s water supply from the Roman Period. A core focus on history and science, the museum is a fantastic space for pupils to discover and learn first-hand, topics such as; the implications of science today, tomorrow & in the future.
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A visit to The Postal Museum supports learning across the curriculum for all key stages, from EYFS, key stages 1 – 5 and SEN groups.
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The railway opened in 1902 & has been transporting visitors in its 1923 vintage carriages for over a century. An educational trip on this Edwardian Heritage Railway is a wonderful occasion to know more about history of the railway and the Valley. 
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The museum occupies some fifteen acres of the Astley Green Colliery site. To the south lies the Bridgewater Canal and Astley Moss, an important mossland site.
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Isle of Wight Experience is a firmly established business with an excellent working relationship with educational school trips on the Isle of Wight and surrounding South coast areas.
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Welcome to the Bodmin & Wenford Railway, Discover the excitement and nostalgia of steam travel with a journey back in time on Cornwall’s only full size railway still operated by steam locomotives. A great fun educational experience.
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Head of Steam offers a wide range of lifelong learning opportunities - whether you are a school, college, nursery, Sure Start group, holiday club, young person or a member of a community group.
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