York and Shildon
Imagination will take you everywhere
Great activities for all the family
this summer holiday
The Railway Children
31 July–5 September 2015
"An enchanting steam-powered family show:
spirited, inventive and magical" (Time Out)
See Little Charley Bear
At intervals on Sunday 23 August
Work, Rest and Play conference
19 September 2013
What was the real 'Railway Family'?
20 March - 6 September 2015
Come and explore the wonderful world of railways, big and small
National Railway Museum
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
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.
We anticipate that the restoration work to return iconic locomotive Flying Scotsman to steam will be completed in 2015, after a milestone moment in the project was safely passed this month.
First World War
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.