Paddington Bear at the National Railway Museum!

Paddington Bear at the

National Railway Museum!

This is a press release I received from the National Railway Museum which outlines some brilliant October half term events.  They look fab and I think we may be going along, if only to meet Paddington Bear!  I’ll be honest and say the kids aren’t sure who he is, but I certainly do!  He’s a really messy bear and I lurve him!  Forget Iggle-Irritating-Piggle and Upsy-Squeaksy-Daisy, I want to meet one of my childhood heros!  I’m selfish I am!

I thought it was a great excuse to include one of the episodes, a classic!  Enjoy!  And if you want to go to the National Railway Museum and take part in more Paddington Bear activities (and look at trains of course) you can find the press release below the video clip.

National Railway Museum Makes Half Term Bearable!

Paddington Bear (TM) will be popping in to the National Railway Museum from the 27th October to 4th November for a week of half term fun.

As well as getting up close and personal to the museum’s stunning collection of locomotives, wagons and carriages, the week long event will see children on a teddy bear treasure hunt, ‘Wang a Welly’, take part in craft events and stroytelling, follow an interactive family trail and enjoy science shows.  The nation’s favourite bear will also be making appearances throughout the week whilst mums and dads can feast on home-made marmalade sandwiches, tea and cakes.  The event is ideal for children aged 3-8.

Zoe Roberts, Public Programme Developer said: ‘We are delighted to have Paddington pop in to visit us over half-term!  Having the nation’s favourite travelling bear (he was after all, found in a railways station) come to visit us is a real privelege.   So don your duffle coats and join us for a week of family fun.’

Paddington Fact File:

  • Paddington Bear loves marmalade and keeps spare sandwiches under his hat.
  • Famous fans of Paddington Bear include Stephen Fry, Jeremy Clarkson and Suri Cruise.
  • There is a life size bronze statue of Paddington Bear at London’s Paddington Station.
  • Do you know what Paddington Bear’s suitcase contains?  A photo of his beloved Aunty Lucy and a secret compartment.
  • Paddington Bear is named after Paddington Station near to where Michael Bond, his creator lived.
  • A Bear Called Paddington was published in October in 1958.

Notes to Editors: Paddington Bear (TM) (C) Paddington ad Company Limited 2012. Paddington Bear (TM), Paddington (TM) and PB(TM) are trademarks of Paddington and Company Limited.  Licensed by Copyrights Group.

  • The National Railway Museum in York has the largest collection of railway objects in the world and attracts over 700,000 visitors per year.
  • The National Railway Museum’s collection includes over 300 locomotives and rolling stock, 628 coins and medals, 4899 pieces of railway uniform and costume, railway equipment, documents, records, artwork and railway related photographs.


  • The National Railway Museum houses a world class collection of Royal trains, which includes a collection of Royal carriages, from those used by Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The National Railway Museum’s vast art collection comprises of 11,270 posters, 2.358 prints and drawings, 1052 paintings and 1, 750,000 photographs, many of which have never been on public display.

As this is a press release I feel bound to write this as it has been typed on the sheet of paper I have in front of me, so I shall go against all my natural inclination to start a new paragraph with a new phrase dammit, and repeat yet again:

  • The National Railway Museum….. forms part of the Science Museum Group, along with the Science Museum in London, the Museum of Science and Industry (Mosi) in Manchester, the National Media Museum in Bradford and Locomotion – the National Railway Museum in Shildon.

Faster than fairies, faster than witches,
Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;
And charging along like troops in a battle
All through the meadows the horses and cattle:
All of the sights of the hill and the plain
Fly as thick as driving rain;
And ever again, in the wink of an eye,
Painted stations whistle by. RL Stevenson. Any excuse to include a bit of poetry!

  • Admission to the National Railway Museum is free!

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If I have to write the phrase ‘The National Railway Museum’ one more time I may just go mad.

This is a sponsored post and I was sent a very cute little Paddington Bear in a miniature suitcase in return for my time – no other financial reward was given.

One response to “Paddington Bear at the National Railway Museum!

  1. Awww pack your marmalade sandwiches!

    Crikey, I’m not sure my DD knows who he is either, I must rectify that.

    Wish we were nearer to York, you know me and trains ;0)

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