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Thomas the Tank Engine

May 16-19 2019

Most of us know him only from television, books and toys, but at the Danish Railway Museum in Odense, you can experience the genuine, big Thomas the Tank Engine – in real life! Thomas will be in Odense from Thursday 16 May to Sunday 19 May from 9.00 to 16.00.

We have a big programme every day during Thomas’ visit: Every morning at 9.15, the Fat Controller welcomes Thomas and his Danish friend Hansine, and then they start on the day’s tasks. And there is plenty to do! Thomas and Hansine both make several trips with children and adults on the Museum’s own railway section. Thomas also needs to keep in check the naughty goods wagons, and along the way, it will also be time for water and ‘liquorice’. In addition, there are many other activities around the Museum. You will have the opportunity to play with Thomas toys, draw and play Thomas games.

Buy ticket for the event in advance here 


Admission prices

Children under 5:  Free
Children (aged 5–17):  DKK 65.00
Adults:  DKK 150.00 

Frequently Asked Questions


Will we be able to take a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine?
The real, big Thomas the Tank Engine has travelled all the way from the island of Sodor to the Danish Railway Museum. Thomas the Tank Engine will take children and adults for a ride on the Museum’s own small railway section. A ride will take about 10 minutes. We have added extra carriages so it should be possible for everyone to get one ride with Thomas during their visit. We appeal to our guests to show consideration getting on and off the train and to prioritise children for seats on the train. Please note that the seats are not numbered. Unfortunately, there is no room for prams and pushchairs on Thomas and Hansine. We request that prams and pushchairs are left in the area designated for the purpose. The area is covered and staffed.

Thomas Drejeskive minibille Thomas Minikontrolchef mini

What is included in the admission price?
When visitors have paid admission, all activities at the Danish Railway Museum, including rides on Thomas and Hansine, are free. Please note that rides, shows at the turntable and water and ‘liquorice’ for Thomas take place several times during the day. Visitors decide when they would like to participate in the various activities at the Museum. Programmes in English and German are handed out at the entrance.

Is there any parking nearby?
There are various parking facilities in walking distance from the Museum. There is free parking on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Can we get to the Museum by bus, coach or train?
The Danish Railway Museum is situated just across from Odense Railway Centre, so there is certainly not far to walk if you arrive by bus, coach or train. Please consult for further information.

How about food and drink during the day?
You are welcome to bring your own food and drink. We put up tables and benches both inside and outside, where you can enjoy your own food and drink. However, the Food Stall is also well stocked and ready to sell delicious sandwiches, sausage rolls, pizza, fruit and snacks in the two cafe areas on the Museum’s balcony. In addition, there is a Snacks to Go at Queen Louise’s Station and the Museum also sells drinks and ice cream both in the building and outside.

Thomas Tatovering minibille Thomas minitog minibillede

Does the Museum have a Thomas the Tank Engine shop all year round?
We have a shop at the Museum where we sell a small range of Thomas the Tank Engine toys, books and films all year round. For this Thomas the Tank Engine event, we have a special Thomas shop with a wide range of toys, books and films. Some of the Thomas products are only on sale during the four days of the event.

Will the Thomas the Tank Engine event run even if it rains?
We are hoping for lovely spring weather, but the event will run even if it rains. Thomas the Tank Engine can run on the rails when it rains. However, the mini-train cannot run in persistent rain when the rails get very wet. The majority of the activities, such as the large play area, will take place indoors.