Ingrow Station Rail Story Education Centre Keighley
Rail Story Ingrow West Station South Street, Keighley, BD21 5AX
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Art and Design | Historical Heritage | Historic Buildings | Heritage Railways | Science | Mathematics | History | Engineering | English | Design and Technology | Museums
What we offer
We also have our Learning Coach situated on the platform which has been purposely developed to inspire creativity and learning. The coach has been renovated into a modern classroom but still keeping the feel of the classic coach. We have created a unique and inspirational venue for children of all ages to learn curriculum based topics including STEM, History and English.
What makes us a great choice?
Rail Story is a great place to have an educational visit. You have the opportunity to learn in a very unique setting and explore an important part of our history. You will have the opportunity to step back in time exploring our vintage carriages and steam locomotives and learn in our restored learning coach. You will also have the opportunity to take a ride on our diesel or steam train along the line.
Group Sizes Catered For
We cater for groups of 30 but can be flexible to your needs.
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
We have teacher's packs for all of our core workshops that we be provided to teachers when booking giving them all of the information they need to know before their visit. We also have packs with subject information and tasks for teachers to use in the classroom before and after visits. All of our workshops and teachers packs are linked to the national curriculum and key stages.
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
Children and teachers are allowed to take photos, video and audio recordings in all of our museums and across the railway.
Risk Assessment Details
We provide risk assessment guidelines for all of our workshops and these will be sent to schools in the teachers pack when the trip is booked. We would always encourage teachers to visit the museums before the trip to do their own risk assessment. The site is open every day of the week from 11:00 until 16:00 for teachers to visit. You will need to inform the site of when you will be visiting.
Our workshop costs are dependent on the workshop you would like to take part in and whether you would like a train ride or not. For most of our workshops the cost would be £120 for a class of 30 with free site and entry to teachers and adult helpers. Please enquire for our current train ride prices.
In winter it is very cold in our museums due to them being very old buildings and not having a heating system therefore all children must come dressed appropriately for the weather. We also recommend sensible footwear as the yard is cobbled and both our museums are working museums which means we sometimes have large machinery moving around.
First Aid Information
We do have first aid on site but would advise that all schools bring a qualifies first aider with them.
Dining areas for packed lunches
We suggest £3 pocket money to spend in the shop.
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
The site is fully accessible with lifts in both museums. The yard is cobbled but we have a stone flagged path along the whole site for people in wheelchairs to use. Due to the fact that our carriages are old it might not be possible to fit a wheelchair into each one but you can look inside each carriage from the walkway.
Opening Hours & Information
The site is open everyday of the week from 11:00 until 16:00 for the general public. We open the site from 10:00 for prearranged school visits.