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Epping Ongar Heritage Railway and London Transport Museum this weekend, 15 and 16 July 2017 from 09:00 to 16:30.
London Transport Museum and Epping Ongar Heritage Railway will bring the Metropolitan No.1 steam locomotive to Essex on a line that was once part of the London Underground Central Line. Passengers will be able to enjoy a nostalgic train journey through picturesque countryside, beautiful forest and historic towns. As well as heritage trains, there will be free family fun activities where kids can design their own felt London transport roundel logo badges, and a pop-up gift shop selling gifts, toys and models.
Tickets (which include free heritage bus rides between Epping Underground station and the heritage steam rail service at North Weald station): Adult all-day Rover - £13.00 Child all-day Rover - £7.00 Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) - £34.00 Tickets can be booked at http://eorailway.co.uk/your-visit/booking-online/
POST MUSEUM London’s most hotly anticipated heritage attraction, The Postal Museum, has announced that tickets for the museum and Mail Rail ride will be on sale from 10.00 on Thursday 13 July 2017, with an exclusive 24 hour preview sale on Wednesday 12 July 2017 for subscribers to its newsletter.
The museum will open its Postal Museum site only to the public from Friday 28 July 2017 at 10am with an opening family extravaganza running throughout the summer holidays. Mail Rail exhibition and ride tickets are also available to buy on 13 July (12 July for subscribers) with first rides departing on Monday 4 September.
Tickets for Sorted!, The Postal Museum’s play area for 0-8s can be purchased on the same day, with first visits also starting on Monday 4 September. Address: The Postal Museum ,Phoenix Place, Clerkenwell, London WC1X 0DA Website: postalmuseum.org
DESIGN MUSEUM, LONDON FERRARI UNDER THE SKIN 15 November 2017 - 15 April 2018
Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday 21 July
A major exhibition marking the 70th anniversary of Ferrari, celebrating one of the great adventures of the industrial age. Get unprecedented access into the secretive world of car making. A behind-the-scenes look at the design, manufacturing and engineering of one of the most iconic car brands on the planet.
The exhibition, created in collaboration with Ferrari, offers an insight into the life of Enzo Ferrari, unique cars and rarely seen documents. Celebrating 70 years of precision design, from the launch of the first Ferrari car in 1947 to the latest car production. This ambitious display will bring together early design models, rare personal memorabilia and archival material relating to Enzo Ferrari’s life. See some of the most famous Ferraris to be seen on roads and racing circuits around the world alongside early cars, wind tunnel models and hand-sculpted models in both clay and wood.
Dedicated displays will explore the design development, engineering and manufacturing of Ferrari together with the company’s phenomenal attention to detail in every element of the cars’ design. The exhibition will also present Ferrari’s racing heritage, the ongoing quest for innovation as well as the glamour of their well-known clientele. Booking information
Register your interest at Ticketmaster for an exclusive 24-hour priority booking on Thursday 20 July (link below) Adult £18.00 Student/ concession £10.50 Family (1 adult + 3 children) £29.30 Family (2 adults + 3 children) £41.00 Child (6 - 15 years) £9.00 Children under 6 years free Members free 10% discount is applied when booking 10 or more tickets online. Alternatively, please contact the Bookings Office (Mon - Fri 10;00 to 17:00) on +44 20 3862 5937 or +44 20 3862 5900. Concession tickets include seniors (over 60 years), the disabled and a companion and job seekers. Last exhibition entry 17:00 Address: The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG
Ticket Master https://ferrari_exhibition.ontouraccess.com/
BROOKLANDS MUSEUM The (High) Lights go Green for Brooklands Museum’s Supercar Sunday 16th July 2017
A ‘60s icon in the form of the 1968 bright green Lamborghini Miura S once owned by Carnaby Street fashion model Twiggy will be one of the highlight cars at the annual Supercar event at Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey on 16th July. Petrol-heads and enthusiasts as well as families and youngsters are set to flock to the historic grounds, well known as the Birthplace of British Motorsport and Aviation, as it reverberates to the rumble of scores of exotic and fierce automobiles.
Twiggy’s Lamborghini, complete with vee-12 engine mounted transversely behind the driver, is now owned by classic car collector Jane Weitzman. Other names amongst the dozens of Porsches, Maseratis and Aston Martins expected on the day include a McLaren 650S Spider, a rare Noble M600 Coupé and the new Honda NSX. Cutting a contrasting dash on the historic concrete of Brooklands will be the red and yellow flame paint finish of Adam Chodosh’s Corvette, which has been converted for track racing, and a yellow Iso Rivolta owned by Richard Evans. Supercars will be displayed in the Motoring Village, on the recently opened Finishing Straight and in the Paddock, making for some fantastic photographic opportunities for visitors.
Other attractions running all day for a small additional cost include a half-hour virtual supersonic ‘flight’ aboard Concorde and the 4D Theatre, where visitors can try out one of three fantastic Experiences – flying with the Red Arrows team on one of their aerobatic displays, sitting behind the driver in the Napier-Railton as it hurtles round the Banking or joining Mike Hawthorn for a lap of Le Mans back in 1956. The event finishes at 5pm. Discounted tickets are available online from www.brooklandsmuseum.com until 5pm on July 14th with tickets on the day as follows: Adults £13 Seniors/students £12 Children (5-16 inc.) £7 Family ticket £34
Live Taxi Run and Guided Tours for Special Open Day for the Brooklands VC10 at Dunsfold Aerodrome Saturday 15th July 2017
A special open day which includes a spectacular taxi run demonstration of one of the most iconic airliners ever to grace the skies takes place at Dunsfold Aerodrome on Saturday 15th July. ‘ZA150’ was the very last VC10 of 54 built at Brooklands in the 1960s and was one of the last two to fly with the RAF from Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. On its retirement in September 2013 it was acquired by Brooklands Museum and flew in to Dunsfold, where a team of dedicated volunteers maintains it in running order.
As well as seeing the full-bore-acceleration taxying demonstration, visitors will be able to tour inside the aircraft, chat to the VC10 Volunteers and see for themselves how it was converted from a commercial airliner to an air-to-air refuelling tanker for the RAF. Entry is by pre-purchased ticket only and the timetable for the day is as follows: 12.00-14.00 Pre-booked visitors will arrive via the Stovolds Hill entrance to Dunsfold Aerodrome 13.00-13.15 Taxi run on the Dunsfold Aerodrome 13.45-15.30 Group visits on board the aircraft 14:00 Last entry to Dunsfold 16:00 Event closes
Tickets are available from the Brooklands Museum website: http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com