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Mallard Experience

Experience the sounds, sights and smells of the world's fastest steam locomotive in this simulator ride - now bookable online.

Adults £4
Children £3

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Suitable for all ages
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Great Hall

Don't miss out on our spectacular state-of-the-art 12-seater simulator ride located in the Great Hall. Recreating Mallard's record breaking run, this is the only place for you to experience the sounds, sights and smells of the world's fastest steam locomotive.

"How they (the train drivers) survived I don't know. That was very good, I'd do that again."

"That's a cool simulation.... really enjoyed that, thank you"

Meet the real people who were part of this amazing record breaking run and experience what it would feel like to fly around the engine. This unique animated film is a recreation of this incredible record-breaking run.

For those who wish to see this incredible film without the motion, we have a static fully accessible version of the experience.

The ride lasts about 5 minutes. You can book online or simply go to the simulator in Great Hall and buy your tickets when you visit us.


For those that aren't quite old enough, there's still the chance to ride on this famous loco with our kids pod for under-5s (or those under 1.07m height).

Additional health and safety restrictions apply.

This venture is in partnership with Metropolis

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