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Theme: Transport and Tribulation: Going the Extra Mile

From tales of the Tour de France to discovering the orderly world of the Victorian train station porter, jump on board and join us for the Transport and tribulations events.

Throughout the festival

A Porter's Tour

Thursday 12 and Friday 13 June, 11.30am - 11.55am and Monday 16 to Friday 20 June, 11.30am - 11.55am

Bringing order to the chaos of a Victorian railway station was the role of the porter – join this tour to find out more!

What's on

Sun
22
Jun

Signalling Experience

Get hands on and have a go at operating our museum signal box and explore the fascinating history and development of railway signals through talks.

Sat
21
Jun

Obsession, Science and Luck: The world’s fastest cyclists

Michael Hutchinson discusses why cyclists do what they do, about what the riders, their coaches and the boffins get up to behind the scenes, and about why the whole idea of going faster is such an appealing, universal instinct for all of us

Sat
21
Jun

Signalling Experience

Get hands on and have a go at operating our museum signal box and explore the fascinating history and development of railway signals through talks.

Sun
15
Jun

Be a Signaller

Have a go at operating the NRM Central Signal Box, and see if you could make the grade as a railway signaller

Sat
14
Jun

Be a Signaller

Have a go at operating the NRM Central Signal Box, and see if you could make the grade as a railway signaller

Fri
13
Jun

The Tour, the Telly and Me: 12 years on the Tour de France

A glimpse behind the scenes of the TV production of the Tour de France

Fri
13
Jun

Central Planning in Railways: Lessons from history for current public policy

Two experts will consider the history of the chaotic development of the UK railway system, and how we might learn from that to help with future developments