Make and Take Thursdays all summer long

Summer crafts and heritage train rides

Make and take



Visitor information


11am - 3pm


Donations welcome. Free entry to Museum, drop in for events

Charge for  heritage train rides at:

12.30pm, 1.30pm & 2.30pm

Please note that heritage train rides on Thursdays are subject to volunteer crew availability.


Make Thursday a Stephenson day. Bring your youngsters down to the museum on Thursday during the summer holidays where they can explore our wonderful collection of vintage trains. We also have loads of craft activities for them to try their hand at and let their imagination run riot. 

Suitable for ages 3-7 years.

Thursday 26 July - Make a Victorian Puppet Theatre 
Create your own puppet theatre in the style of Punch and Judy.

Thursday 2 August - Puppet Characters
Now that you’ve made your theatre, you'll need some puppets: make a Punch and a Judy - or dare you make the crocodile?

Thursday 9 August - Wonderful Windpower 
Diesel, electric and steam aren’t the only ways to power up. We’ll be using the renewable power of wind in this session to make crafts that move. 

Thursday 16 August - Painting and Prints
In the heyday of the railways, most stations had their own railway poster. Have a go at making a railway style poster for where you live, a railway that you visit or even a metro station.

Thursday 23 August - Railway Wildlife
We’ll be making crafts inspired by the wildlife that can be seen in the environments crossed by our railways, be it urban, rural or coastal.

Thursday 30 August - Views from a Window Seat
In our final summer session, we’ll be making a giant creative collage of what you might have seen from your window when travelling on a train.