head of Locomotion
Science Museum Group
Sarah is head of Locomotion, part of the Science Museum Group, which can be found in Shildon, the world’s first railway town. Before joining Locomotion in August 2018 she was head of Engagement and Learning for Culture Durham, part of Durham University, where she led the team that was responsible for formal and informal learning, visitor experience and special exhibitions. Sarah’s role at Locomotion is to manage all aspects of the operational delivery on site and to lead the museum through a new Masterplan development which involves improving the visitor experience through a refresh of the existing interpretation, introducing a changed emphasis in programming, restoring the historic assets on site and building a new 4000m2 facility to increase the number of railway vehicles on display. Despite knowing next to nothing about railways and being on a steep learning curve, she is excited about helping Locomotion realise its true potential.