Exceeded expectations!

It has taken us 10 years to get around to visiting but we liked it so much we went twice in a week! The first visit was on a Tuesday during school holidays. They were having a science day so had lots of hands on science experiments for children to have a go at with their patient and knowledgeable volunteers. We went back on a Sunday when the engines were 'in steam' and thoroughly enjoyed watching everything working. Most Sundays they open will coincide with the trains running next door but this one didn't so we'll go back at some point to see the trains! The cafe is extremely cheap with delicious cakes, drinks and crisps available at cost price (about 25p for fruit juice or crisps and £1 for a slice of home made cake!) They were experimenting with making filled rolls so hopefully this will become a regular thing too. We had ham, cheese, pickle and salad in a roll for £1! Lovely helpful volunteers who take a real pride in their museum. There's a great little indoor play area with dressing up clothes and toys to entertain children while you have a cuppa. The volunteers were working hard to finish an outdoor area which looks like it will have hands on activities in it. Hopefully that will be open soon. Schools visits are free! My children/teenagers all had a good time and are aged 8, 15 and 17.

Visited April 2015,