• 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.

  • Online

    Railway safety since 1913

    Discover the story of railway safety
    over the last 100 years.

  • NRM York

    Join our royal family

    All year round in Station Hall

    See the world's finest collection of
    royal carriages.


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-5pm
(Search Engine opening times)
Shildon open 10am-4pm

What’s on

Santa's Steam Adventure

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!

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

First World War

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.

Find out more

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