Education

at Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway

Download the Group PackThe Ravenglass Railway Museum is pleased to introduce their schools programme. With a focus on Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils, the programme is being developed by education specialists ‘Innovate Educate’ in consultation with local schools and will cover the key curriculum areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM!). Resources will be available for classroom-based, self-led or guided visits to the museum with themes covering the effect of the railway on the local area, energy and the technology of how steam engines and railways work, the growth of industry and the social history of the local community. The museum’s new temporary exhibition space will allow students to curate and stage their own exhibitions, and visits can be arranged for students to learn how steam engines work by getting up close with the real thing in the railway’s engineering workshops and engine shed. The schools programme will also participate in nationally-recognised schemes such as the Arts Award and British Science Association CREST award. Contact us to find out more and to book your school trip.

Group rates and terms apply. One teacher travels FREE with every 10 paying pupils. 

View our Education Resource Pack

Santa Express for Schools

Morning excursions on selected weekdays in December:

Fri 23rd Nov

Wed 28th - Fri 30th Nov

Wed 5th - Fri 7th Dec

Wed 12th - Fri 14th Dec

Mon 17th - Wed 19th Dec

Join our Santa Express train from Ravenglass and meet Santa en route in his sleigh and at Dalegarth Grotto. Teachers are welcome to bring along presents for the children which Santa will hand out. We also have options to pre-order a children’s lunch at Dalegarth station café or bring a packed lunch. Excursion departs Ravenglass at 10.30 and returns at 13.40. Please enquire on booking. Call us on 01229 717171 if you have any enquiries or to book your Santa School trip.