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Bury Transport Museum Education
Caption: Learning on the job
Exploring geographical features
Caption: Explore geographical features
Experience life as an Evacuee
Caption: Experience life as an Evacuee
Unforgettable learning experiences
Caption: Unforgettable learning experiences

Our Key Stage 2 programmes will see pupils making extensive use of the railway line, as well as visiting partner venues, Bury Art Museum and The Fusilier Museum.

Designed to cover different aspects of the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum, our various education programmes can assist with both geography and history studies.


The Rail Trail programme allows pupils to explore a two mile stretch of the River Irwell, studying the effect of erosion and depostition as well as local settlement patterns, industry and trade links.

The Introducing Fieldwork programme utilizes structured worksheets to collect data in either Bury or Ramsbottom town centre. Pupils will study street appearance, land use, physical and human features before comparing the information collected.


Our Victorians programme offers pupils the chance to explore the significance of the Victorian period, particularly in regards to the development of the local area. Students willl visit Bury Transport Museum, Bury Art Museum and The Fusilier Museum to study different aspects of local life in Victorian times.

The Evacuees programme studies the long and short term impact of the evacutations that took place during the World War 2. Pupils will visit Bury Transport Museum's education suite and Bury Art Museum to explore aspects of daily life in wartime before experiencing being "evacuated" themselves to Rawtensall by steam train.

The Town Trail programme sees pupils walk around Bury Town Centre to inspect the remnants of the medieval town and how it has changed and developed over the centuries. Children will study old maps and photographs as well as catalogue local industries at the turn of the 20th Century.

Further Details

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