Steam Days at the Railway Museum and a birthday too!
Come down to the Railway Museum in Smiths Falls for the first of three exciting weekends of family fun in August.
Steam Days will run August 11 & 12 from 10 am to 4 pm. The weekend will feature all things steam. Come down for your chance to blow our locomotive steam whistle, take part in train whistle-making workshops, mini steamboat races, wooden railway displays and we will even have cake.
Steam Days is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of our Steam Locomotive. On Saturday we will have blacksmithing demonstrations during the day as well as a train whistle-making workshop at 11:00 am. Birthday cake will be served at 2:00 pm. On Sunday, train whistle-making workshops will run at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Throughout the weekend we will be offering visitors a chance to blow our steam locomotive whistle or build your own mini steamboat and enter it into our steamboat races.
Calling all Junior Engineers!
The museum is inviting all kids between the ages of 2 – 8 years old, to bring down their favourite wooden railway to display each day from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. Participants and one adult get free admission to the event. Tables must be reserved in advance. Call the museum for more information.
Admission bracelets for each day are $5/adults; $2/children under 12; and under 2 is free. All activities are included with admission. Bracelets also get you into the Canal, Railway and Music Festival at Centennial Park.
Stayed tuned for more information on our upcoming August events including: An Evening Along the Tracks, a celebration of our common railway heritage in story and song on August 18th and our third annual Smiths Falls Trainfest, featuring two days of fun-filled activities for the whole family to enjoy on August 25th & 26th.
Saturday August 11
Sunday August 12
|10:00 – 4:00||Blacksmith
Blow our steam whistle
Mini steamboat races
|Blow our steam whistle
Mini steamboat races
|11:00||Train whistle making workshop||Train whistle making workshop|
|12:00 – 2:00||Thomas layouts||Thomas layouts|
|2:00||100th anniversary locomotive cake||Train whistle making workshop|