Member's Day Out and Paget's Information Event
National Railway Museum
We are holding a Paget's Association Member's Day, which includes a Paget's Information Event, at the National Railway Museum, York, on the 2nd July 2020.
Members of the Paget's Association 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. A fee of £5 each is payable directly to the Paget's Association for this event.
Thursday 2nd July 2020
The venue is the Conference Centre at the National Railway Museum, York.
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.
Join us for lunch provided by the Paget’s Association then come to our Paget’s Information Event in the afternoon.
To book a place, please register here or telephone 0161 799 4646 for more information.
Latest Information! (26th March 2020)
If you would like to come along, you are advised to book a place, however, in view of the changing situation with regard to the coronavirus, it is wise not to make travel or hotel arrangements until nearer the time. If it becomes necessary to cancel this event, we will contact everyone who has reserved a place.
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Following the success of our first Member’s Day Out last year, we have decided to hold a similar event in York. We want to provide our members with, not only information regarding Paget’s disease, but the 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 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 a carer will talk about looking after someone with the condition. There will also be an opportunity to have your questions answered by the experts. A fee of £5 each is payable to the Paget's Association for this event.
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.
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.