I've come here a few times but not for a few years and always enjoyed it, but this year I came with my wife, so I'll concentrate on what's changed and her experience.
There's still the wonderful collection of railway items, but I thought the interpretation was much better organised than in the past. Without the excellent signage, it can all be a bit baffling for a 'Normal' as I once heard a railway enthusiast describe the general public.
We were both gobsmacked by the display of streamlined A4's, which was probably the main reason we came this year. My wife enjoyed the locos in the Great Hall more that I expected, and she dragged me off the the Station Hall to see the Royal Trains, which I enjoyed more than she expected.
The Museum, for a very reasonable £5, provided her with a mobility scooter which enabled her to enjoy far more of the exhibits than she otherwise would. After hip and ankle operations, she can walk well, but standing around is painful. The staff member who provided this on a VERY busy half-term day could not have been more helpful. Everywhere was accessible by lift and/or ramp, which was nice.
Just one warning. Watch out for the black pudding sausage rolls. They contain enough calories to take a King over Dainton Bank.
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