STEAM: 'Going to America' Special Exhibition

  • STEAM: 'Going to America' Special Exhibition

    • Date: 22nd July 2017 - 31st December 2017
    • Every day
    • Location: STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway
    • Time: 10:00 - 16:00
    • Cost: Entry is free with admission and to STEAM Season Ticket holders.

    Follow the famous journey of King George V and North Star as they travelled to America as part of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad centenary celebrations.

    Find out some fascinating facts, including what compelled the GWR to send their flagship King Class engine on this 18 day epic voyage of over 3,500 miles to compete alongside 30 other engines from all over the world. You're sure to be intrigued as you discover many original GWR exhibits not previously on public display. These include an original Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Centenary Exhibition Catalogue, newspaper cuttings, a Souvenir booklet, Centenary china and King George V's Replica Bell. You'll also get to find out the reason why the GWR had to make a replica of King George V's famous bell! Going to America is located in the special exhibition area on STEAM's recreated 1930s Station Platform, just next to the great King George V. Entry is free with admission and to STEAM Season Ticket holders.