New for 2018, Being Brunel explores the life and legacy of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It brings together for the first time the world's most significant collection of one of engineering's greatest minds.
Brunel was one of the greatest engineers of the 1800s. He built bridges, tunnels, ships and railways that were longer, faster and bigger than anything seen before. Brunel was also an innovator, a leader, a dreamer and an artist. He was extraordinary, but he was also human. He had many faults and failures, but he never gave up. This is the Brunel you will meet when visiting Being Brunel.
Entry to Being Brunel is included in the admission price for Brunel's SS Great Britain which gives free unlimited return visits for a year. A separate ticket is not required. See their tickets and prices here.
Stop off for a refreshment in their new café, The Dockyard, situated in Being Brunel.
Open the book on the characters from England's story and explore the tales of the castle.
Step into the castle's real fairytales with storytelling brought to life in spellbinding adventures. Journey into our realm where fairytales and England's past collide.
Step back in time to the summer of 1956. The St Jude’s summer fête is about to begin. Mrs Robinson’s jam has pre-sold like hotcakes and the hotcakes didn’t turn up! There is already a queue for ‘Bat the Rat’ and Mrs Davenport has sworn to kill her husband if she catches him tinkering with Jennifer Claytons coconuts again.
You’ve sung them in church, at school, or with friends and family and you know all of their words by heart, but do you know the stories behind some of the best-known Christmas carols?
This is the first of three special exhibitions celebrating special events in the history of Warrington Museum and especially the opening of main Art Gallery in October 1877.
nterested in vintage transport vehicles? Then a visit to Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway on Bus Rally Day is a must.
Make the most of your day by starting your journey from Hythe and enjoying breakfast
in the Light Railway Café before taking your seat on the train for New Romney to
admire the vintage buses, coaches and taxis in the car park area.
Rain won't stop play....
The Knights of Battle Heritage are fighting to win the prestigious Heritage Cup regardless of the great British Summer!!
Fights throughout the day
The Company of the Raven will demonstrate
Arming the Knight
Live forge and weaponry talks
Living history village
Discover how we bring history to life. The summer holidays will be packed with combat demonstrations, have-a-go sessions, dramatic performances, collection handling opportunities, museum tours and loads more.
The Walker Art Gallery will mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexual acts in England and Wales (1967 Sexual Offences Act) with a major exhibition drawn from the Arts Council Collection and its own collections.
Follow the fun family trails, take part in a special drop-in activity session at the new Exploration Station, or create your own unique journey through STEAM's story-telling displays... and much more...
Commemorating Henry ll’s pilgrimage to Canterbury and astonishing public apology in 1174 this colourful parade features historical characters, local schools and community and re-enactment groups, giants, music and medieval mayhem.
Come and see everyone's favourite cheeky pig at Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.
Reserve your seats on one of the special trains on either Saturday 1st or Sunday 2nd
and enjoy the ride to New Romney station where Peppa Pig will be making personal appearances at intervals on each day!
The Railways second beer festival will be housed in the Engine Shed which will be transformed into a space serving beer and cider from both draught and bottles. Personalised Railway bottles of Romney Marsh Brewery beer will be available alongside BEARD spoon Ciders labelled to celebrate the Railways 90th anniversary.
Families are warmly welcomed to enjoy two days of Easter Fun at Parham House and Gardens. The event includes a garden trail, face-painting, craft activities, storytelling in the summerhouse by the lake and the opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny who will be handing out chocolate treats. All activities are included in the standard admission price.
This new exhibition at Smallhythe Place explores the legacy of Edy Craig and her circle of LGBT friends that lived at the property. The exhibition delves into their work and provides a rare opportunity to learn about the connections between this vibrant group of intriguing women. From ground-breaking plays to intimate friendships, Playwrights, Pioneers and Provocateurs celebrates their important stories.
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Treat mum this Mothering Sunday, not only will she be able to take a seat and travel along the line being pulled by a world famous steam locomotive but she will also get the chance to drive the train! Mums ‘Drive a Train’ takes place at New Romney Station where she can take control of the regulator and take the locomotive to the outer station limits- under the watchful eye and guidance of one of our experienced drivers.
Steam Punk has arrived at STEAM!
Let this lively mix of music, art and trade stands liven your life right up!
The Steam Punk celebrations begin on Friday evening 24 March with a special Welcome Party*.Their also have a stupendous Steampunk Cabaret evening on Saturday 25 March
Step back in time, and along to some fantastic music, at the first in a series of nostalgic music hall evenings at Blists Hill Victorian Town.