Nov 26, 2018 by

Santa will make his annual visit to Richmond Vale Railway Museum on Sunday November 15.

This year, there will be a change of routine, as he will arrive by train, and then move through the site by means of a Christmas-themed vintage fire engine.

“Our special visitor will arrive by train at noon,” said Peter Meddows, the museum’s chairman.

“Families are most welcome to photograph their children with Santa, which will be based around the fire engine, with social distancing in effect.”

“We will be offering shuttle rides on our full-sized train, as well as miniature train rides throughout the day.”

“We’ll also have some model trains operating and our friends from the vintage farm machinery fraternity will once again mount an interesting display, with lots of other items of interest.”

Exhibitions within the museum will include historic artefacts, images and videos. Some special Christmas-themed exhibits will be included for the day.

After Santa’s visit, the museum is hoping to extend the operating season for steam locomotive Marjorie into the Christmas holidays, due to the limited opportunities for visitors in 2020. The loco will then go for summer maintenance before resuming the steam season in March 2021.

The museum’s canteen and souvenir shop will be open for snacks and gifts.

The museum will open the gates at 9.30am and the day’s activities will cease at 4.00pm.

Entry fees are $16.00 adults, $11.00 concession, $7.50 children 5-15 and under 5 free.

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