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
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Shildon open 10am-4pm

What’s on

Theatre Royal collaboration

We're working with York Theatre Royal in 2015 and creating some memorable events that bring the story of the railway and our Collection to life. The preparations for this mean that there will be disruption to our South Yard area during the spring.

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

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.

We're bringing history to life

Support the National Railway Museum

Displays like Churchill's Final Journey allow us to remember important events in our history. There are many other costs involved with creating memorable displays and we are asking all our visitors and supporters if you would like to support the Museum and all of our work and special projects.

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