Building Arches

A school trip to the NYMR offers a unique environment for learning outside the classroom that will challenge your pupils, and fill them with enthusiasm! Let your pupils see, smell and experience the steam era in the heart of the inspiring North York Moors National Park.

Visit the railway for this practical, fun, hands-on activity to learn about the scientific and engineering principles behind the structure of railway arches on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway – then face the challenge of building one yourself! Why not complete your visit by exploring Peter's Railway Young Engineer's Centre to learn more about forces and friction.

Teacher feedback: “The children thoroughly enjoyed their time, as did staff and volunteer helpers. It was great to see children enjoying the teamwork exercise too!”

Led by: Railway Civil Engineer, Nick Beilby
Duration: 1 hour
Maximum Number for Workshop: 35

To book please contact the learning department on or by phoning 01751 473799, ext. 248