Have a go at driving our steam train, Portbury and one of the iconic electric cranes outside M Shed.
Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a steam engine with a 20 minute driving experience on Portbury following by a 20 minute session in one of our cranes.
Our one-to-one tuition gives you the thrill of being the driver whilst testing your skill in controlling the hook.
After taking both machines for a spin, you’ll receive a certificate of achievement with a hot drink and cake.
Please report to reception 15 minutes before your allocated time slot where a buddy will show you to the working area.
This event will also be running on the Saturday of the same weekend. To book tickets for this date instead, please visit Train and crane driving experience (Saturday).
- You must be agile enough to climb the last three steps into the crane cab.
- Be over 18 years of age.
- Be able to obey the instructions of the driver.
- The crane cab is reasonably high so this may not be suitable for people with a fear of heights.
- The steam engine can be a hot, dirty, oily environment. Please wear suitable clothing and shoes. Trousers are preferred. No open toed sandals. Gloves and an overall jacket will be supplied.
- We reserve the right to refuse entry to unsuitable persons (under the influence of drugs or alcohol)