York and Shildon
Santa's Steam Adventure
November and December
Magical activities for all the family this Christmas.
26 September 2014 - 1 March 2015
Discover the adventure, mischief and drama of trainspotting,
through a season exploring the much misunderstood hobby.
Railway safety since 1913
Discover the story of railway safety
over the last 100 years.
Join our royal family
All year round in Station Hall
See the world's finest collection of
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-5pm
(Search Engine opening times)
Shildon open 10am-4pm
All aboard for a magical steam ride with Santa filled with immersive storytelling, a truly festive atmosphere and tasty restaurant treats. Book your places now!
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.