In the Exhibition Hall your children will learn how a steam locomotive works, and how people, horses and the mail travelled by train. The children will be able to go into the horse box, look at the driver’s view from a more modern locomotive and post their own envelope (carefully prepared in advance at school or at home) into a pigeon hole in the Travelling Post Office. As if by magic they will all appear at a later date back at school, each with one ticket inside for a return trip.
In the Road Transport Gallery there is a talk about the development of road vehicles. The children get the opportunity to sit in old buses and a couple of them to put on drivers/conductors uniforms and operate ticket machines.
The Golden Valley Light Railway offers a trip on a narrow gauge line, usually in open air carriages, or the alternative of the West Shed Experience (a short walk away) offers another museum to explore.