National Railway Museum to celebrate the opening of Flying Scotsman in February

Date Posted: 11/11/2015

The National Railway Museum in York has announced a programme of events to celebrate the £4.2 million restoration project, which is bringing the steam train Flying Scotsman back to life.

For the past two years a dedicated team have been completing the work to make the 1920s locomotive fit to operate within the requirements of today’s modern railway network.

From early 2016 the train will embark on a number of journeys between railway stations in the UK such as Manchester and Carlisle.

However, when Flying Scotsman is not operating, it will return to its base at the National Railway Museum, where the public will be able to see it, as well as enjoy a series of celebratory exhibitions.

A packed programme of events

Between February and June, a Starring Scotsman exhibition (which is free) will focus on the locomotive’s history and fame, and answer questions like ‘Why is the Flying Scotsman so well known?’

Groups visiting from 15th March can also explore Stunts, Speed and Style, another display which will showcase the history of luxury travel.

Running until 8th May, this exhibition offers visitors the chance to step on board four locomotives that used to haul the express train along the east coast main line.

Immerse yourselves further

If that’s not enough, visitors can pay £8 for an additional ticketed exhibition between 25th March and 8th May entitled Service with Style.

This is an immersive exhibition showcasing the glamour of Flying Scotsman through history; you can step on board three carriages that previously travelled along the flagship London to Edinburgh route.

Each carriage offers a different sensory experience, from a 1920s cinema car to a 1930s cocktail bar.

Group bookings

Group rates to the National Railway Museum are available for parties of ten or more people, although do not include the Service with Style exhibition.

For further information visit www.nrm.org.uk.

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