• NRM York and Shildon

    From big wows to little wows

    Discover our top ten family things to do

  • NRM York

    Trainspotting

    26 September 2014 - 1 March 2015

    A season of adventure, mischief and drama including our
    'Great York Shed Bash' event on 27 September.

  • NRM Shildon

    10th Anniversary Steam Gala

    20–21 September 2014

    We've been doing the Locomotion for 10 years!

  • York

    Making The Connection

    27 September 2014

    Learn how railway records can help you learn more about
    your family tree in this conference.

  • NRM York and Shildon

    Highlights of our Collection

    Our curators have picked some 'must-sees' on your visit

Welcome

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-5pm

What’s on

A different class of travel

This summer we're exploring the different ways railway passengers have travelled throughout the years. We're opening up more carriages than ever before, so why not climb aboard and see what you can discover?

Flying Scotsman update

Work to complete the restoration of Flying Scotsman will continue apace as a milestone moment in the project has been completed - the frames indicate no significant problems and there are only minor issues with the condition of the cylinders.

Latest pictures | Press release

Recreating an ambulance carriage

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.

Follow progress on our blog
List of fallen railway workers

Background: A4s image by Heritage Railway