Education & Interpretation
As part of our National Lottery Heritage Fund grant we'll be delivering an exciting programme of activities and events to celebrate Falling Sands Viaduct and its place within the history of the Severn Valley Railway from its Victorian beginnings, before it was preserved in 1965. This will include: working with local schools on a viaduct art project; archival research to discover more about the history of the viaduct; a celebration of navvy culture through song and performance, and an oral history project to record volunteers' accounts of the SVR over the last 50 years.
We will also be using one of the railway's restored brake vehicles - affectionately known as the Stove R - as a mobile exhibition space. The Stove R can be attached to passenger service trains or stand alone in sidings, but most importantly it will begin to tell the stories of several key characters who will shed new light on the history of the railway, the viaduct and the 'loop line.' Visitors can then continue to learn more about these characters through new exhibitions and displays that will be installed at our Engine House in Highley.
We are actively seeking volunteers to help us deliver this ambitious programme. For more information about how to get involved, please see our 'Volunteer' page.