… but a brilliant way to run a museum. The local railway museum was dressed up for Christmas (even the portaloos) and were running train rides this afternoon and evening, fairy lights and all. Three quid a ride, with hot chocolate and a cookie thrown in and a visit to Santa at the end. It’s all entirely run by volunteers, including the ones who get to drive the trains.
Quite apart from anything else it was a joy to see people so happy in their work*
Oh and the best bit? For an extra seven bucks we got to ride in the cab. Bargain.
* with the exception of the chap who got to play Santa. He’d rather have been driving trains too. Well, wouldn’t you?