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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

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A full educational programme 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.

Group Prices for 2016 are £7.00 per child
Special Days are £7.50 per child
We do not charge for adults with school groups.

Schools Steaming dates for 2016 are Weds 27th April, 18th May, 15th June, 13th July, 21st September and 19th October.

Wednesday 21st September is our popular 'Evacuee's 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.

Special Days

During the year we arrange Special Days that have a special theme.

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