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Easter in the Museum

Easter in the Museum

Very mixed weather to start with – I took the train from Chasewater Heaths to Brownhills West and back and did get a little damp.  It did pick up later on Sunday morning though it did stay cold.

On Friday and Saturday we had fewer than 100 visitors to the Museum altogether, but on Sunday and Monday we totalled well over 600.  We were very pleased with our visitor numbers and would like to thank those members responsible in making access through the Heritage Centre to the Museum much easier than it has been of late.  We would also like to thank members who helped out during the weekend, either by staying in the Museum so that we could take a quick break or by putting out and collecting the Museum signs at the start and especially at the end of the day.

Roll on the next holiday – May Day Bank Holiday, 1st, 2nd and 3rd of May.

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

May I wish everyone who reads this blog a very happy Easter.  The weather forecast is a bit ‘iffy’ to say the least, but we hope to get our season off to a belated start with a good weekend of steam train activity!  We shall be using the full length of the line, trackwork, although not yet finished after the very bad winter, will not interfere with the weekend’s running.

There have been a number of changes over the past few weeks, painting and decorating and changes and general tidying up in the Heritage Centre – we now have clear access through the Heritage Centre to the Museum.We know that work has to be done on the rolling stock, but surely not blocking visitors’ access.

Last Sunday was only the third time this year that we have had this and it does make such a difference – the number of visitors to the Museum went from maybe a couple of dozen to over two hundred!

Our fares have again been held at 2008 prices:

Adults £3.45

Children (under 16) £2.45

Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) £8.45

All tickets offer unlimited travel on the day of issue!

The timetable can be found on the website – www.chaserail.com

Phone – 01543 452623

It’s worth a trip to see the reservoir at its lowest level for years – it may never be this low again!

You get a great view from the train!