Snook 1️⃣5️⃣: Rail Tales Snook

Find me at: York Station, Station Road (Located just inside the Station)

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Created by: Gemma Wood

Sponsored by: LNER

All aboard for an adventure with Rail Tales Snook, your conductor through the romantic railways of yesteryear. Clad in steam and steel, this Snook is your ticket to tales of distant lands and journeys that bridge hearts and horizons. Hop on and let your imagination ride the rails of adventure.

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Meet the Artist

Gemma Wood

I have been delivering art projects for the public since completing a masters in 2019. I create large installations for light festivals, paint and illustrate, and deliver workshop sessions. My passion is to create artwork that people can engage with.

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Meet the Sponsor


London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is on a mission to transform rail travel. Our new modern Azuma fleet of trains continue more than a hundred years of LNER tradition - setting new, higher standards in comfort, reliability and customer experience.

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Discover The Snooks Trail

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Trail Leaflet & Map ▸

This carefully curated guide is your passport to unlocking a world of imagination and wonder as you embark on this unforgettable adventure in York.

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Sculpture List ▸

Discover our full list of Snooks, each one a unique chapter in York's storytelling journey. Start exploring and see where each Snook will lead you!

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Meet the Snooks ▸

Set off on a delightful discovery to meet the Snooks! Uncover the origins of these charming characters and learn about their creator...

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Trail FAQs ▸

What is the Snooks Trail? When does the Snooks Trail take place? Do Snooks sleep? How can I participate in the Snooks Trail? And more!

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The Production Company ▸

Encounter the crafters behind the magic – Norse Sky, the masterful set builders and prop makers hailing from North Yorkshire, whose skilled hands have lovingly shaped the Snooks into existence.

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Meet the Artists ▸

Discover the creative minds behind the enchanting Snooks sculptures on The Snooks Trail. Explore the diverse talents and unique perspectives of the artists who have contributed their imagination and skill to bring these captivating characters to life!

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Meet the Sponsors ▸

Meet the businesses who have proudly sponsored The Snooks Trail and delve into their inspiring reasons for supporting this captivating event.

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Survey ▸

Tell us about your Snooks Trail experience in a quick survey and you could win a Snooks Trail Goody Bag! T&Cs

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Accessibility Guide ▸

Make It York is proud to organise many free events and festivals throughout the year for residents and visitors to enjoy. We are committed to ensuring that everyone can participate, with access requirements in place to support with additional needs.

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Charity Partner ▸

St. Leonard's Hospice, our esteemed charity partner for The Snooks Trail, is a highly regarded organization dedicated to serving the communities of York and North Yorkshire for over 35 years.