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Sci-Fi on the Sidings

Dates for this event

  • 18th August 2018,
  • 19th August 2018
Sci-Fi on the Sidings

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

Push back the final frontier and boldly go where no steam railway has gone before at the third Sci-Fi on the Sidings event! Celebrate your science fiction faves on this themed family day out.

What’s included?

Take in themed displays featuring your favourite science fiction and pop culture characters. Stop for a selfie with a cyborg or dab with Darth Vader!

Ticket information, prices and getting here

Special event fares apply. More information available soon.

We recommend beginning your journey at Bury Bolton Street Station. For information on how to find us and car parking visit our Getting Here page.

Our visitors say…

  • Absolutely fantastic day at this event, trip on a steam train mixed with sci-fi favourites at each stop, along with access to the transport museum. First time visitors but will definitely return again, and excellent way to spend a day!

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