We're pleased to announce our 2024 offer for schools and pupils. Experience the magic of the heritage railway with our learning programme which provides hands-on learning opportunities and engaging workshops. 

From steam and diesel train adventures to interactive activities, the NYMR education programme offers a unique blend of STE(A)M learning within the unique landscape of the North York Moors.

The free, cross-curricular workshops are designed to ignite curiosity and foster a deeper understanding of railway heritage and wider social history. Led by experienced and enthusiastic staff and volunteers, students can delve into steam engine mechanics, Victorian life along the railway, and the impact of railways on local communities.

Through hands-on activities, immersive demonstrations, and guided tours, students will engage with artefacts and stories from the past, bringing history to life in a dynamic and memorable way. Whether they are studying history, science, or design and technology, the workshops offer a rich and immersive learning experience for students from Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to Key Stage 2.

There are new KS1 and EYFS workshops including, Sensational Stations, where pupils use their senses to explore different parts of the station, and the Just the Ticket Station Trail at Pickering Station.

To enhance their learning experience, the pre-visit activity pack is filled with engaging resources to spark curiosity and encourage meaningful discussions before and after the visit. Packed with fascinating facts and creative activities, it introduces students to the rich history and heritage of the railway, setting the stage for a multi-sensory learning experience.

The NYMR offers free familiarisation visits for a first-hand glimpse into the immersive learning experiences provided for students.
The living museum prides itself on ensuring that every child has the opportunity to engage and learn in a welcoming and inclusive environment. There are Fuss Free Coaches and adaptable workshops to ensure students’ individual needs are met.

To ensure the NYMR is an accessible place for schools, community groups and home educators, for 2024 under 16s travel free and over 16s are only £25 per ticket! Paired with one of the free workshops and that’s a trip the students will never forget.

The continued enhancements of the NYMR’s educational offering is one of the many ongoing initiatives as part of its Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey (YMJ) project, financially backed by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Find out more on our website http://www.nymr.co.uk/learning. To discuss your requirements or find out more, get in touch with the Learning and Interpretation Officer at [email protected] 

For more information on YMJ, visit https://www.nymr.co.uk/yorkshires-magnificent-journey 

Images courtesy Charlotte Graham.