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Build your own programme

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

If you cannot find the package that meets the exact needs of your students then why not work with us to create your own perfect educational expedition?

Explore the museum, handle original artefacts, enjoy a guided tour and take a ride on a train, there are no limits to the opportunities available for you and your class.

Pick and choose from the sessions below and include them as part of a half day or full day course, you can even include a train ride. Half day courses and full day courses with a train allow for one session, full day courses allow for three sessions.

Title Description Duration  Price 
Suitcases & Packing  What did people take on holiday in the past? Look at old and reproduction clothing and old suitcases to think about travel.  45 minutes  Half day: £3.50
Full day: £4.50
Full day + Train Ride: £9.50
Station Names & Totems  Looking at the museum’s collection of totems, thinking about colours, styles and letters, and design your own. 45 minutes  Half day: £3.50
Full day: £4.50
Full day + Train Ride: £9.50 
Maps & Towns  How did the coming of the railway affect Bury? Looking at maps from 1847 and 1910 discuss the changes during that time, and how these reflect the changes in society.  45 minutes  Half day: £3.50
Full day: £4.50
Full day + Train Ride: £9.50 
Adverts  Looking at some historic adverts, can we tell what they are advertising, how well do they put across the product, how do they use pictures, colour and words to sell their goods? 45 minutes  Half day: £3.50
Full day: £4.50
Full day + Train Ride: £9.50 
Wish You Were Here!  A brief talk about postcards and the chance to create your own based on the collection. 45 minutes  Half day: £3.50
Full day: £4.50
Full day + Train Ride: £9.50 
Build a Bridge  Talk about bridges and their structures, including materials used and strong shapes. Working in small teams and using paper and card, build a bridge to cross a gap and roll a small car across. 45 minutes Half day: £3.50
Full day: £4.50
Full day + Train Ride: £9.50 
Make a Moving Vehicle  Build a small four wheeled vehicle to take home, decorate it and test it on a slope. 45 minutes Half day: £3.50
Full day: £4.50
Full day + Train Ride: £9.50 

Booking information

For more information, to discuss dates and sample itineraries and to make your booking call 0161 763 4457 (10am – 4pm) or email transport.museum@east-lancs-rly.co.uk

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