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Saturday, 27 April 2013

Frank Hornby Week at the Museum

The museum is celebrating the week surrounding 15th May (Frank Hornby's 150th anniversary) as Frank Hornby Week.

  • Kicking off the week, we have a Hornby-themed Train Running Day on Saturday 11th to get things moving. 
  • Wednesday 15th is Frank Hornby's birthday, and the evening will be a special invite-only party and cake-cutting ceremony. 
  • Friday 17th is a special "Museums at Night" evening with a talk and tour by the Museum Founder Chris Littledale, and, 
  • Sunday 19th will be a special Children's Play Day, where youngsters can indulge in supervised colouring-in and painting, and can also play with wooden train and road sets and with plastic Meccano.

On top of all of this, from Tuesday to Saturday we'll be running two guided tours of the museum's Hornby, Dinky and Meccano collections each day, in the context of the life of Frank Hornby.

You can download the programme of events , and get more information about the Frank Hornby 150th Anniversary project and associated events around the country on the project website.

The Museum's Frank Hornby Week celebrations are being made possible by the generosity of the Heritage Lottery Fund.