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Whitsun at the NYMR

Embark on an unforgettable journey with the whole family at the NYMR this Whitsun! From captivating talks for adults to hands-on activities for families, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Check out their schedule below and start planning your visit today!

Book Tickets: Take advantage of their Adult All Day, All Line Rover Ticket for just £49.50, offering 12 months of return travel for free! Plus, Kids Go FREE in 2024!* Enjoy the freedom of our entire 24-mile line for a whole day, hopping off wherever you choose. (*Children aged 0-15 years old.)

27 May – NYMR History Talk at Pickering Station

9:45 am to 10:45 am. Suitable for Adults. 

Join them for an enlightening journey with Ron Pickering, a distinguished historian and NYMR expert. Ron will lead you through the captivating history of the line, spanning from its inception to the present day in 2024. Delve into the fascinating story of how Whitby’s necessity for connection to the rest of England spurred the creation of the railway, overcoming formidable challenges along the way. Discover how the perseverance of countless individuals transformed a dormant British Rail branch line into one of the most beloved heritage railways in the UK. The talk lasts approximately 1 hour, pre-booking is required.

27 May – Signal Box Demonstrations at Pickering Station

10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Suitable for Families. Drop-In Sessions.
Looking for some hands-on fun? Join NYMR at Pickering South Signal Box on Platform 2 at Pickering Station for exciting signal box demonstrations. Bring the kids along for a day of exploration and discovery! They’ll explore the role of the Signaller and how important they are in ensuring safety on the railway, you can even try your hand at being a Signaller in this signal box!

28 & 30 May – Step into the Past at Goathland Station: Victorian Railway Photobooth

10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Suitable for Families. Drop-In Sessions.
Head to their new Learning Coach at Goathland Station and step back in time with their Victorian Railway Photobooth! Dress up in period costumes, snap some timeless photos with their instant camera, and take home a special keepsake. A picture is worth a thousand words – what story will yours tell?

29 & 31 May – Nostalgic Fun at Pickering Station: Victorian Photobooth and Vintage Games

10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Suitable for Families. Drop-In Sessions.
Make your way to the Platform 2 Classroom at Pickering Station and immerse yourself in the charm of yesteryear with their Victorian Railway Photobooth! Dress up in period clothing, capture timeless moments with their instant camera, and depart with a cherished memento. A picture is worth a thousand words – what story will yours tell?

1 June – Short NYMR Railway Film Screening with Talk

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Suitable for Adults and Children Aged 13+.  

Celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2023 was a wonderful moment for the NYMR but how did they get here? Filmed in the early days of the Preservation Society this short documentary explores how a disused line was given new life. They’ll be joined by one of the filmmakers and some key figures in the film to talk about what drove the movement forward and their experiences at the NYMR, pre-booking is required.

Station Stories App (Download Today)

Suitable for Families. Free To Download on our Website.

Make the most of your NYMR visit with their free app! Dive into Goathland Station’s captivating history with the Hot Spot Tour, uncovering stories behind the buildings and the people who shaped its legacy. Engage the whole family with interactive games like Platform Positions, Who Lives Here, and Cargo Conundrums.

Grosmont has now joined the App, to discover the fascinating industrial history where ironstone from the local mines was transported by rail to Whitby. You’ll also find three new games to play, Tunnel Vision, Picture Perfect and Mealtime Medley!

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