With the easing of restrictions, we have been able to ‘re-open’ some of our interactive features around the museum. These include:

In the ‘Mobile Postbox’ Exhibition in the Derby Assembly Rooms
• Magnetic postal game – can you work out the order of the different stages needed to send mail by tram?
• Children’s ‘Design a Stamp’ competition – use the template to design your own postage stamp!

Children under 15 years are eligible to enter our competition during the school summer holidays. Please take a template home (which you will find in the Mobile Postbox Exhibition), complete your design, then send a photo of it to us by Friday 3rd September 2021. You can email it to: collections@tramway.co.uk 

Please include your name, age and contact email address or telephone number. The 3 best designs will win a small prize.

Mobile Postbox exhibition - magnetic game
Mobile Postbox exhibition - design a stamp competition
Stamp Design Template

In the Exhibition Hall:
• Go inside the Blackpool Corporation No. 249 tram and take a seat to watch some archive film footage of Blackpool’s tramways from our collection.
• Michael Holroyd Smith – Electrifying the Future: Learn about Holroyd Smith’s pioneering inventions in the late 19th and early 20th century and use the touch screen to explore the many design drawings we hold in our archive.

Inside Blackpool 249
Exh Hall - explore MHS design drawings
Holdroyd Smith Exhibition
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