Christmas Steam Days

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The Museum has been busy getting ready for the festive season and record numbers of visitors attended our events on 22nd & 23rd December to help get the Christmas period off to a flying start!

While our café served up a warm welcome, and sold out of stock on both days, hardy visitors were able to see preparations for Santa’s deliveries in the area in our Workshop – traditionally commandeered to get the Christmas Eve delivery train ready for Santa to drive late on Christmas Eve! Presents had been wrapped and were ready for loading onto the special loco Rudolf (which has a red nose), with the special lights including an illuminated star, ready for the departure.

Visitors joined our train rides to the ‘North Pole’ and were able to post their wish-lists to Santa in his special post box, planted close to the end of the railway at the North Pole.

The weather closed in a Christmas approached but services pressed on through the stormy weather – the crews looking out for Polar Bears, Reindeer and Penguins all the time – luckily none were spotted and no delays were experienced to the Santa Special trains!

Young visitors took time to take part in our ‘Follow the Star’ competition – and the lucky winner who spotted all ten stars was Abigail Moore – we look forward to seeing her family again soon.

The Museum wishes all of its visitors, supporters and volunteers a great Christmas and a fantastic 2014 season.