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Members' Day and Paget's Information Event 

National Railway Museum

We are holding a Paget's Association Information Event, at the National Railway Museum, York, on Friday 9th July 2021. You will have the opportunity to visit the museum at their leisure, in the morning, and then, following lunch, hear talks regarding Paget's disease and speak to the experts. 


Friday 9th July 2021


The venue is the Conference Centre at the National Railway Museum, York.

Join us at 12:00 for Lunch - At midday, head to the Mallard Suite in the Conference Centre to join other members, staff and trustees for lunch, provided by the Paget’s Association. The Conference Centre is attached to the museum. Paget’s

Information Meeting - 13:00 – 16:00
What is Paget’s Disease? - Dr Anna Daroszewska explores in detail how Paget’s disease affects bone.
What is the Latest Information Regarding Treatment? - Our Chair, Prof Stuart Ralston, provides the latest information regarding medical treatment.
What if You Require Surgery? - Mr Navnit Makaram discusses the surgical procedures, which are sometimes required.
Three Things! - What are the most important aspects of the Association’s work? Our Specialist Paget’s Nurse, Diana Wilkinson, highlights the three things that are making a difference.
What is The Association’s Research Strategy? - Trustee, Prof Rob Layfield, explains the Paget’s Association’s current research strategy.
How are New Treatments Developed? - Our Honorary President, Prof Graham Russell, guides the audience through the fascinating story of how bisphosphonates were developed to treat Paget’s disease.

Will you join us?

Paget's Information Event 

If you would like to explore the National Railway Museum at your leisure, arrive from 10:00 hrs onwards.


Scroll down for more detail about this event. Here is a video from one of our events in Nottingham:

This is an opportunity to hear information regarding Paget’s disease, and a chance to experience a unique venue. The National Railway Museum in York is part of the Science Museum Group and tells the story of rail transport in Britain. It is the home of the national collection of historically significant locomotives and has won many awards, including the European Museum of the Year Award in 2001. Visitors can learn about the past, present and future of innovation on the railways, discover amazing stories and marvellous engineering. We hope that as many members as possible can join us in June for this unique event.

Lunch - Lunch will be provided free of charge, by the Paget’s Association. Other refreshments may be purchased in the museum cafés.

Paget's Information Event -  In the afternoon, experts will discuss Paget's disease: What it is, surgical and medical treatment, and related topics. There will also be an opportunity to have your questions answered by the experts.

Take Time to Explore

Members can arrive from 10am onwards, when the museum opens its doors. Entry is free so why not explore at your leisure before joining us for lunch in the Mallard Suite, which is in the Conference Centre attached to the museum.

Here are some examples of what you might like to see whilst you are there:

HOSPITAL ON WHEELS - You can see inside an ambulance train. These were used to evacuate sick and injured troops during the First World War. Equipped to deal with mass casualties, the trains had hospital facilities such as wards, operating rooms and pharmacies on board.

The MALLARD - Get up close to the Mallard, which set the world speed record in 1938 for the fastest steam locomotive.

​The SHINKANSEN - Board the Japanese bullet train, the Shinkansen to discover high-speed travel the Japanese way.

THE FLYING SCOTSMAN STORY - The Flying Scotsman exhibition explores the stories of the owners, passengers and crew behind it.

HISTORIC CARRIAGES - Climb onboard historic carriages to experience the working life of a train. Don’t miss the post train where you can watch a video of how the post was sorted along the way.

COLLECTIONS STORE - You can also uncover the unexpected, the precious and the fascinating in their store. All aspects of railway history can be seen, from dinner services and antique furniture to monuments and station signs.

Getting There

The museum is a few minutes’ walk from York station. It is about a 10-minute walk from the centre of York. It opens at 10am and entry is free. All areas of the museum have step-free access by lifts or ramps. Station Hall has some level changes which are connected by ramps. Wheelchairs are available free of charge at both entrances.]

COVID-19 Pandemic - This is an event that has been rearranged from last year. All necessary measures, recommended by the UK government at the time, will be in place to enable you to attend this event in the safest way possible, and it will only go ahead if guidelines allow. If the Paget’s information meeting were to go ahead, we would not, at this stage, be able to say whether the museum would be open. This would depend on government regulations at the time. Please check with us nearer the time. 



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