The Railways and the Stockton and Darlington Railway
EYFS, KS1, KS2
2 hours on-site, 1 hour online or outreach
Digital packs, Railway loans box, Opening Day loans box, download ‘Explorer Sheets’ to do on your visit.
Local History, early railways, the Victorians, George Stephenson, Journeys, different types of transport.
Railway object handling - how locomotives work, early days of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, different jobs on the railways.
Exploring the Museum – with or without accompanying worksheets.
“The Opening Day of the Stockton and Darlington Railway”
Themes: Local History, art, English – speaking and listening, writing, drama and role play
We look at the painting by John Dobbin and explore what was happening and try to imagine how people would have felt and the conversations they would have.