Schools Visits

School Visit

Whether you want to ride the train or take part in our workshops, our range of school resources are suitable for all classes.

Ink drawing of the dining room of 38 Dyke Road, Brighton, the home of Magnus Volk and his family for twenty-three years.
Ink drawing of the dining room of 38 Dyke Road, Brighton, the home of Magnus Volk and his family for twenty-three years. Image © Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove.

Meeting Mr Volk/ 1.5 hours/ £5 per child, including train ride

“Come and meet Mr Magnus Volk, Brighton’s most famous Victorian scientist as he reflects on his life of inventions and his life by the sea. Ride the train, see inside the workshops and explore the local seascape with our activity backpacks.”

Different activities for KS1 and KS2 groups. Learning based around heritage and engineering.

Santa Express School visit and workshop/ 1.5 hours/ £8 per child

Santa Express on Volk’s Railway, the special service for Christmas.

Available for groups of between 20 and 60, scheduled to take 1.5 hours. Your students explore the history of the railway, make a Christmas stocking, ride the train, visit Santa in his grotto and get an individual present. Food is not included, but can be organised upon request. Appropriate for all year groups with gifts organised for age groups as needed. 11, 13, 14, 17 & 18 December 2018.

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Timetable for Electric Railway from week ending 31st October 1899.
Timetable for the Pioneer at Volk’s Electric Railway from week ending 31st October 1899. Image © Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove

Independent visit/ 30 mins return ride/ £2.30 per child

Book a train ride with Spotter’s Guide & Map followed by a visit to the Visitor Centre

Use our Classroom Resources to support your visit

Classroom Resources

Who Is Magnus Volk?

How to become an engineer

Build a Volk’s Car

Site Visit Resources

Map and Spotters Guide

Groups

Groups of over 10 people can travel at a discount if you book before you visit

Return
Adult group (over 10) £3.50
Child group (over 10) £2.30

Please email us or phone on 01273 292718 for details of how to book.

Bookings 01273 294478

Brighton & Hove Council National Lottery Funding Volks Electric Railway Association