• York and Shildon

    Imagination will take you everywhere

    Great activities for all the family
    this summer holiday

  • York

    The Railway Children

    31 July–5 September 2015

    "An enchanting steam-powered family show:
    spirited, inventive and magical"
    (Time Out)

  • Shildon

    Steampunk Spectacular

    26 and 27 September

    Guest locomotive Sir Lamiel in steam
    and great family activities over the weekend

  • York

    Work, Rest and Play conference

    19 September 2015

    What was the real 'Railway Family'?

  • NRM York

    Countess of York

    Now open

    Experience the luxury of railway dining
    in our beautifully restored carriage.


National Railway Museum

Free Entry

Discover 300 years of history and 1,000,000 objects that changed the world in the UK's largest railway museum.

York open 10am-6pm
(Search Engine opening times)
Shildon open 10am-4pm

What’s on

The Railway Children

As part of our collaboration with York Theatre Royal, the mesmerising return of the award winning production of The Railway Children. Join Bobby, Peter and Phyllis as they tell the story of how they became The Railway Children.

We will also be hosting this year's York Theatre Royal panto in our Signal Box Theatre.

Flying Scotsman update

Flying Scotsman at the National Railway Museum

To mark Flying Scotsman's eagerly anticipated return to the tracks we're planning a whole season of events and activities from February 2016 at our York and Shildon museums to celebrate the fame and celebrity of the locomotive legend.

First World War

World War One ambulance train

To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the First World War, we are focusing on a wartime railway story which is perhaps less well-known. From July 2016, our exhibition will tell the story of the ambulance trains used to transport sick and injured troops, both in theatres of war and in the UK.

Background: Replica Sans Pareil