Stephenson’s Rocket



Steam locomotive, remains of Robert Stephenson’s 0-2-2 locomotive ‘Rocket’, designed by Robert Stephenson and made by Robert Stephenson & Co., Newcastle upon Tyne, England, 1829. This image could be part of a Design and Technology lesson exploring the origins of steam trains. Students could design their own “Rocket” using ballon power.

Additional information

School subject

Design and Technology

Type of Museum

Science and technology museums

Exhibit type

Science Applications

Student age range

6-12, 12-15, 15-18

Education Level

Primary, Secondary

Period covered

Modern Era (A.D. 1750-Present)

Country of Origin

United Kingdom




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