From Visit York.
Behold the single most important object in the modern age and meet the humble makers who built the modern world from their kitchen tables, in Brass, Steel and Fire at National Railway Museum.
Meet Rocket, the world-changing locomotive which kick started a golden era of innovation. Journey through a great age of experimentation when vicars, lace makers and miners breathed life into hissing, steaming miniature locomotives.
Witness the genesis of rail travel with a face-to-face encounter with Stephenson’s Rocket, back in the museum after 30 years. This bold prototype shaped the course of history with its experimental engineering, captivating the minds of princes and paupers alike. Get up close to this ground-breaking invention and follow 100 years of rapid technological change.
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