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George Stephenson costumed character

 

Overview

Meet George Stephenson, pioneering railway engineer and inventor of the world-famous Rocket locomotive.

Hear how his curiosity about machines led him to become the ‘father of the railways’. He'll tell you about the Rainhill Trials, the legendary race in which Rocket won the search for the best locomotive, and the lasting impact of his work on our railways today.

Our costumed character portraying George Stephenson offers plenty of opportunities to ask questions as he brings to life his story of success in the Industrial Revolution.

The calendar below shows when this event is taking place, however it does not reflect real-time availability of places. Please call us to check.

Booking terms apply for this event.

Recommended for supporting classroom work about Victorians, the Industrial Revolution, famous people and transport. It’s also a perfect accompaniment to a visit to the Energy Hall, Making the Modern World and James Watt and our world.

Duration:
30 minutes
Suitable for:
ages 5-16
Places per session:
40 (incl. adults)
Pre-booking req'd:
yes
Supervisory ratio:
1:15
Cost:
£3 per student, accompanying adults free.

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DateStarts Ends  
Monday 8 December 201411:45-12:15
Monday 8 December 201412:30-13:00
Monday 8 December 201413:30-14:00