National Railway Museum, York

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The National Railway Museum in York is home to over 300 years of history and over a million wonderful objects.

Visit to marvel at iconic locomotives, watch engineering work in progress in the Workshop, browse their object-filled Warehouse, and let off steam in the outdoor play area.

Below is a list of confirmed activity for 2018. The National Railway Musuem also run free fun family activities throughout school holidays including explosive science shows, interactive storytelling and daily turntable demonstrations.

Tim Peake's Spacecraft, 15 December 2017 - 8 March 2018

On 15 December 2015, Major Tim Peake embarked on the Principia mission to the International Space Station, where he spent six months orbiting Earth. You can come face-to-face with the historic piece of engineering that transported him safely back to Earth, thanks to the Science Museum Group's partnership with Samsung.

During the Principia mission, Tim Peake conducted experiments, walked in space and even ran a marathon. On 18 June 2016 he returned to Earth in the Soyuz TMA-19M descent module, which is on display at the National Railway Museum, York, until 8 March 2018.

Space Descent VR with Tim Peake, 17 Jan 2018 - 06 March 2018

Retrace Tim Peake’s thrilling 400km journey back to Earth from the International Space Station, in an out-of-this-world virtual reality experience narrated by Tim Peake himself. State-of-the-art Samsung Gear VR gives a 360⁰ view inside the Soyuz TMA-19M capsule and puts you in the driving seat for a mission unlike any other.

Details of all of the events can be found on at

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