You may have seen Mr. Ribble around the railway.
He will soon be joined by Mrs. Ribble, (who has been in hiding),
and the two more recently created “Ribble Railway Children”.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Ribble have been designed with historical costumes, guided by our Assistant Curator. Mrs. Ribble is a ticket collector. Mr. Ribble is a guard.
We wanted the little Ribble Railway children to be more contemporary and fun to talk our young families and school visitors. We hope you like their attire, complete with converse trainers but no Apple watches!
In the coming months you will start to see these cute little characters appearing round the museum on new children’s display panels and in the shop and café. We hope to boost merchandise sales and make the museum displays more attractive to our younger visitors.
They have yet to be named and ideas are welcome. We may even ask our young families for creative ideas on potential names and a family story in the coming months.