Eversholt Rail are delighted to announce that they are sponsoring the National Railway Museum’s Wonderlab: The Bramall Gallery for the next five years.
Opening summer 2023, Wonderlab: The Bramall Gallery will ignite curiosity in engineering and rail through hands-on learning, including exhibits, art installations and live experiments facilitated by the museum’s explainer team. The new interactive gallery will be the museum’s most significant new family offer since opening in 1975.
Mary Kenny, Eversholt Rail Chief Executive Officer, said: “It is vitally important for our industry to be working together to fire the imagination of the younger generation and inspire them to pursue careers in the railway industry. That is why we are delighted to be supporting the National Railway Museum with this fantastic new gallery. We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with the museum at such an exciting time in their Vision 2025 project.”
The new gallery is based on other successful Wonderlab galleries within the Science Museum Group, including those at the Science Museum in London and the Science and Media Museum in Bradford. It will be focused on engineering, linking hands-on exhibits to real life examples from the railways and the ever-expanding technology influencing our futures.
Judith McNicol, Director of the National Railway Museum, said: “We are grateful to Eversholt Rail for their continued support as we further extend our partnership with them, through their sponsorship of Wonderlab: The Bramall Gallery. Due to open in the summer, Wonderlab will feature around 18 interactives and artworks, all with an engineering and technology theme as we aim to inspire the next generation of railway engineers and innovators.”
Wonderlab: The Bramall Gallery is part of the museum’s Vision 2025 masterplan project to transform the National Railway Museum in York and Locomotion in Shildon. Vision 2025 will include a new collection building at Shildon called New Hall which will house an additional 40+ vehicles and a new building at the heart of the National Railway Museum called Central Hall which will be dedicated to telling the story of future innovation. Vision 2025 will also see improvement to outdoor and indoor facilities and the refurbishment of Station Hall to create a world-class experience for visitors.
Wonderlab: The Bramall Gallery is also kindly supported by The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, The Friends of the National Railway Museum, Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, and the Holbeck Charitable Trust.
Tickets will be available to book soon.
About the National Railway Museum-
The National Railway Museum in York has the largest collection of railway objects in the world and prior to the pandemic, attracted more than 750,000 visitors per year.
The collection includes over 260 locomotives and rolling stock, 600 coins and medals as well as railway uniform, equipment, documents, artwork and photographs.
The National Railway Museum forms part of the Science Museum Group, along with the Science Museum in London, the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford and Locomotion in Shildon.
Admission to the National Railway Museum is free, although visitors are encouraged to book in advance, visit: www.railwaymuseum.org.uk.
About Eversholt Rail
Eversholt Rail owns UK passenger and freight rolling stock and has more than 25 years’ experience in the rail industry. Eversholt Rail has invested more than £3bn in new trains since privatisation and continually invests in existing fleets to maintain quality and reliability to deliver a better passenger experience.
Eversholt Rail has a proud history of innovation and plays an integral role in the growth and modernisation of the UK rail sector by introducing new products and technologies into the market.
Further information can be obtained on www.eversholtrail.co.uk