Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, and Rugby Library, host a night of interactive railway fun for families
Photographs by Jamie Gray
Over 1000 people alighted outside, and got onboard for a night of locomotive fun at Rugby Art Gallery & Museum. On the evening of Friday 13th May, each floor of the public building was crammed with activites, and outside there was even a land-train to ferry families around the town centre.
Rugby’s railway heritage inspired the event, which was organised by staff and volunteers at Rugby Art Gallery & Museum. Staff dressed in traditional railway attire, and manned the many activity rooms where children could create their own house for a model railway in ‘Mini World’, or partake in a ‘Mad Science’ experiment in the Education Room. There was also face painting, and storytelling, and Victorian re-enactors in the main museum. There was even a stop called the ‘Rehydration Station’, where Rocco’s Love Coffee were on hand to quench the thirst of visitors.
Jessica Hartshorn, the Learning and Outreach Officer at the Art Gallery & Museum told Hologram how successful the event had been, saying “Once again it was really well received with so many fabulous comments and lots of smiley faces, and over 1000 people attended! The land train went down a storm, with over 400 passengers.”
Visit their website for more photo’s, and also to find out about future activities and events rugby.gov.uk/ragm/homepage/59/night_at_your_museum