There are a host of activities taking place at one of the district’s railway museums throughout the next month.

The East Anglian Railway Museum will be letting the little ones take charge on Saturday as part of a special event.

Youngsters are invited to have a go at operating the crossing gates, being a train guard for a day or learn how the signals work in the historic signal box.

There will also be diesel trains available to ride on the day.

All kids must be accompanied by an adult who will be able to enter for free. Entry for youngsters is £5 and £10 for any additional adults taking part.

Next month, the railway museum will be welcoming Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends on the August bank holiday weekend.

Visitors will be able to take a train ride with Thomas and the likes of Daisy, Percy and Toad.

The Fat Controller will be on hand to maintain order as station sweepers Rusty and Dusty look to cause mayhem and mischief.

Thomas will be coming to the East Anglian Railway Museum on Saturday, August 25 and the following Sunday and Monday, with trains running from 10.30am until 4.30pm each day.

Entry for adults costs £14 and is £10 for children aged from two to 15.

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