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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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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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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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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Rail Story at Ingrow is a great place to explore themes like science, history and literature in a unique and historic industrial setting.
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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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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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