What’s on at NRM York

Science shows

Come and join our Explainers for fun-filled interactive science shows suitable for all the family.

Dates vary, please check daily diary
Various times through the day: check daily diary when you arrive
Suitable for all ages
Family activities
Learning Platform

We have two action-packed science shows – call or check the daily diary on the day to find out which one is running.

Explore the science behind the trains with our explosive show From Rocket to Bullet. Our scientific experiments show how Isaac Newton's three Laws of Motion apply to trains and demonstrate forces in action. See the power of steam as we launch our Barbie cannon!

Or join us for our brand new show Need for Speed as we journey from 4mph to over 700mph! Discover why are we always trying to go faster, how are we able to travel so incredibly fast on trains and which famous locomotives have broken incredible speed records!

Visitor feedback

We had a great day however I thought one aspect of our visit deserved special mention. We attended a 'Need for Speed' show which was really fantastic. My five year old daughter, my wife and myself all enjoyed it in equal measure. The gentleman who presented had obviously put a lot of effort in and was a real star. I hope our thanks can be passed on to everybody involved and in particular, the need for speed man!

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