• York and Shildon

    Santa's Steam Adventure

    November and December

    Magical activities for all the family this Christmas.

  • NRM York


    26 September 2014 - 1 March 2015

    Discover the adventure, mischief and drama of trainspotting,
    through a season exploring the much misunderstood hobby.

  • York

    Locos in a different light

    29 October - 1 November 2014

    Experience trainspotting tales from Britain's tracks
    through spectacular lighting.

  • NRM Shildon

    Our special guest for the day

    Wednesday 29 October


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

Locos in a different light

Part of Illuminating York 2014, your chance to see our collection after dark.

Flying Scotsman update

The additional work on the frames of Flying Scotsman is progressing according to plan. We are still working towards a 2015 completion date for the project to bring this iconic locomotive, the sole survivor of its class, back to Britain's tracks.

Latest news and pictures

World War One

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
More on World War One

Background: Replica Sans Pareil