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Seven Stories has teamed up with Metro Nexus to provide a special offer for families travelling by Metro this February Half Term. 

Visitors may have noticed that the hugely popular Seven Stories train set has been missing from the Visitor Centre since it reopened in July 2015.

The National Centre were thrilled to announce that the bespoke train set has had a fresh lick of paint and has returned to the Story Station on Level 4 - an area dedicated to under4s.  To celebrate, Seven Stories has teamed up with Metro Nexus to offer families one free child entry with every full-paying adult travelling to the Visitor Centre by Metro during February Half Term. The offer runs from Saturday 13 – Sunday 21 February 2016 and a valid metro ticket must be presented on arrival. 

Complete with new wooden trains, farm animals and a selection of favourite story books – Seven Stories' youngest visitors are invited to don a train drivers hat and enjoy learning through play.  

Possibly one of the most asked after features of Seven Stories for the under4s – the train set has been on its own journey to get a fresh coat of paint and has been lovingly restored by the father of the Centre's Chief Executive.

The museum's Collection team have done some digging in the archive and pulled out a selection of transport themed gems in celebration of the train set’s return.  Read the Collection Blog to find out about Timothy Tramcar.

Image: ‘Timothy Tramcar’, published in 1950 and illustrated by Barbara Jones. Seven Stories holds all the artwork for this awesome book about the wonder of trams!


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