Flying Scotsman Centenary Events

Find out what is happening around Doncaster this year to celebrate the centenary of the Flying Scotsman.

11 February- 17 June | Danum Gallery, Library and Museum
Michael Foreman exhibition of illustrations from Michael Morpurgo book: ‘Flying Scotsman and the best birthday ever’.

Half term 13 February – 17 February
Danum Gallery, Library & Museum on Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Explore the story of the Flying Scotsman through craft activities and a Flying Scotsman family trail.

Mexborough, Edlington & Thorne Library – throughout the week
Drop in craft, art and writing activities and a steam engine hunt.

19 March – 24 March | Danum Gallery, Library & Museum
XP Trust – Doncaster History of Rail book launch.

8 May | Exhibition opening
Exhibition about the 1920s, the decade the Flying Scotsman made its debut.

6 April – 22 April | Doncaster Libraries
Writing Competition on the theme of the Flying Scotsman. Prizes to be won.

23 April – 29 May | Savoy Cinema
Scheduled viewings of the Flying Scotsman NRM film. Details to be advertised.

Half term 29 May – 3 June
Wednesday & Friday | Danum Gallery, Library & Museum
Find out more about the Flying Scotsman and stories of travel and journeys with hands-on craft activities.

3 June – 10 June | Doncaster Archives
‘Doncaster Rail History Archives’ A celebration of our past and future.

Summer Holidays, 25 June – 1 September
Danum Gallery, Library & Museum
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays get crafty to explore the stories of Doncaster’s incredible journeys and the Flying Scotsman.

Moving Museum Summer tour – find out more at

Take part in our ‘Amazing Journeys Doncaster Reading Challenge’ – read books, collect stickers and win prizes.

Lunchtime – Spot Talks on Doncaster Grammar School Rail Collection. (to be advertised)

Throughout 2023
Rhyme Time (Wednesdays) and Museum Mini-Makers (Tuesdays) Under 5s stories, songs and crafts at Danum Gallery Library and Museum exploring Doncaster’s History including the Flying Scotsman.

History Health and Happiness – Community wellbeing group activities. Find out more at