Railway Museum holds open day for students

Date Posted: 28/02/2014

Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon in County Durham is holding an open day for school groups in years nine and ten, in association with the National Science and Engineering Week.

Engineering, Past, Present and Future will be held on 20th March from 10am to 2pm.

The open day aims to give school groups a broader understanding of engineering and the range of career options available.

14 companies are registered to take part on the day including: Teesside University, Newcastle University, Nissan, Siemens and Royal Navy Engineering. Together they will cover different types of engineering including; chemical, mechanical, civil and marine engineering.

Pupils attending the open day will also have the opportunity to meet the team from Locomotion who restored the A4 Locomotive Dominion of Canada. Dominion of Canada will be on display at the museum along with her sister engine, Dwight D. Eisenhower.

For more information or to book a place, contact Anthony Attle (anthony.attle@durham.gov.uk) or Mike Leddra (mike.leddra@rtcnorth.co.uk)

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

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