Flying Scotsman set to steam into Brum for Heritage Week

By on 03/08/2016 in Cllr Zaffar, Culture, Galleries, News
The Flying Scotsman to arrive in Brum for Heritage Week 2016

The Flying Scotsman to arrive in Birmingham for Heritage Week.

The world’s most famous steam engine will be arriving at Tyseley Locomotive Works during Birmingham Heritage Week, as the city celebrates its achievements, history and culture next month.

Following its successful inaugural run earlier this year, the Flying Scotsman will be on display alongside Tyseley’s resident steam locomotives from 16 to 18 September 2016.

The legendary locomotive’s visit is just one of more than 170 events taking place during Birmingham Heritage Week (8 to 18 September), many of which are free for the public to enjoy. Visitors will be able to explore venues that are rarely open to the public, enjoy interactive storytelling, take part in workshops and discover Birmingham’s hidden gems on guided tours.

Councillor Waseem Zaffar, chairman of the Heritage Week Steering Group, said: “It’s great news that this iconic steam engine will be on display at Tyseley Locomotive Works. It’s just one of the many events on offer during Birmingham Heritage Week, which runs from September 8 to 18.

“There really is something for everyone, so I would urge people to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to learn more about Birmingham’s heritage and see their city in a way they may not have seen it before.”

Further information on Birmingham Heritage Week, including a full list of events, can be found at

To read the Birmingham Museums Trust media release  in full, please visit their website


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