27 May-4 June
Bring the family for a fun day out this May half term with
science busking, steam rides and our Missing Passenger
exhibition, plus great food and locomotive legends.
Countess of York
Winner of VisitEngland's Award for Excellence for afternoon tea.
Experience the luxury of railway dining in our beautifully
restored carriage. Indulge in delicious cakes and dainty
sandwiches as part of our award-winning afternoon tea.
Mystery on the Rails
23 March–3 September
Uncover the special place railways have in mystery and detective fiction. Intrigue and activities for the whole family.
The Missing Passenger
23 March-3 September
Put your detective skills to the test in our intriguing crime scene.
Can you solve the mystery? Part of Mystery on the Rails season.
Step into a forgotten First World War story
in our new free exhibition in Great Hall.
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
The forgotten story of the ambulance trains used to evacuate sick and injured troops on an unprecedented scale during the First World War.