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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

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Calling all Teachers!

Bring your class of children for a full day out at  The Railway. We offer a full educational programme which has been developed covering most of the curriculum for all Key Stages. An exciting day's visit might include a guided tour, a visit to the Schools Railway Express, a train ride, a miniature train ride, a view of the Dining Coach from Queen Victoria's Royal Train, The Churchill Coach in which Winston Churchill and Dwight D. Eisenhower met during the Second world War and much, much more.

Prices are £7 per child
Special Days are £8 per child (Evacuees' Experience Day in September)
We do not charge for adults with school groups.

Click here for our School Visits Information Pack

Schools Steaming dates for 2018 are:

Wednesday 14th March

Wednesday 18th April

Wednesday 9th May

Wednesday 13th June

Wednesday 11th July

Wednesday 19th September - Evacuees Day

Wednesday 10th October

Wednesday 19th September is our popular 'Evacuees' Experience Day'. Please click on the link for more details: Evacuee's Day

To arrange a visit or for more information, telephone 01296 655720 or email us at education@bucksrailcentre.org

Activities

History

  • Transport and Life in Victorian Times
  • George and Robert Stephenenson
  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel
  • Impact of railways on the local area
  • 1930s/40s/50s
  • Travelling Post Office
  • Train Ride (Wednesdays only)
  • Miniature Railway Ride

Geography

  • Influence of transport on the development of large towns/cities
  • Use of Plans

Art

  • Drawing from direct observation, indoors or out, depending on weather

Technology

  • Make a hat or a mask

Literacy

  • Letter writing
  • Poetry

Numeracy

  • Weight
  • Money

Science

  • Steam
  • Levers

G&T

  • The Brill Tramway (only suitable for a small group within your party)

There is too much here to cram into one day, so it is possible to arrange a day looking at one aspect, e.g. art, technology or science.

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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Station Road
Quainton
Aylesbury
Bucks
HP22 4BY

For General enquiries:
office@bucksrailcentre.org

For School enquiries:
education@bucksrailcentre.org

Tel: (01296) 655720

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