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The Railways and the Stockton and Darlington Railway

EYFS, KS1, KS2

 

Cost 

Free

Timings

2 hours on-site, 1 hour online or outreach

Supporting resources 

Digital packs, Railway loans box, Opening Day loans box, download ‘Explorer Sheets’ to do on your visit.

Themes

Local History, early railways, the Victorians, George Stephenson, Journeys, different types of transport.

Content

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.