New for 2017-Victorians at the Railway Event
Victorians at the Railway
Sunday 21st May 2017
The Victorians transformed our railways and opened up an entirely new world for trading, fun and relaxation and we invite you to explore, discover and imagine how they did this.
Join our Victorian Station Master on Bo’ness Station platform as he tells stories of historic train travel and be prepared to encounter pop-up performances from our period costumed volunteers.
There’s nothing like a departure by steam and a steam train will depart Bo’ness Station at 10.45, 12.10 and 14.10 with a heritage diesel train at 15.35. The Guard will clip your ticket as your journey begins, experience the ambiance and nostalgia of a bygone era.
Brass rubbing was a very popular hobby in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and you too can enjoy it. Help yourself to a free booklet and follow our Museum Trail from the station to the museum finding our eight new brass rubbings on the way.
There’ll be chance to show off your skipping and hop scotch skills and much more in the ‘playground’ at the Museum where you’ll find a variety of outdoor fun Victorian toys for all the family.
Once you arrive at our Museum there is plenty to do. Why not visit our dressing up area and find your favourite spot for a #VictorianSelfie in our buildings full of wonders from full-size locomotives to old fashioned railway signs.
Take part in our ‘Top Hat’ hunt to win a prize and get crafty and make your own kaleidoscope to take home and entertain your family with. Before the invention of television, all elegant Victorian homes had a kaleidoscope for family entertainment.
Be amused in true Victorian style with a Punch and Judy show in our vintage Glasgow Subway car and feel the past surround you.
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Suitable for all ages.
Standard fares and museum admission apply
“This hidden gem is only 40 minutes drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh. The staff are really friendly and looked after us as we boarded a beautiful steam train, we saw heritage diesels too. The sights, smells and sounds really took us back in time. After a browse around the excellent Museum of Scottish Railways and a bite to eat in the Station Buffet we all agreed we would recommend it to everyone and we would definitely be back.”
Mr P Gray, Falkirk
The Scottish Railway Preservation Society
Operators of Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway and Museum of Scottish Railways
Scottish Charity No. SC002375