York and Shildon
Imagination will take you everywhere
Great activities for all the family
this summer holiday
The Railway Children
31 July–5 September 2015
"An enchanting steam-powered family show:
spirited, inventive and magical" (Time Out)
26 and 27 September
Guest locomotive Sir Lamiel in steam
and great family activities over the weekend
Work, Rest and Play conference
19 September 2015
What was the real 'Railway Family'?
Countess of York
Experience the luxury of railway dining
in our beautifully restored carriage.
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
As part of our collaboration with York Theatre Royal, the mesmerising return of the award winning production of The Railway Children. Join Bobby, Peter and Phyllis as they tell the story of how they became The Railway Children.
We will also be hosting this year's York Theatre Royal panto in our Signal Box Theatre.
To mark Flying Scotsman's eagerly anticipated return to the tracks we're planning a whole season of events and activities from February 2016 at our York and Shildon museums to celebrate the fame and celebrity of the locomotive legend.
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.