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.
Stories from drivers, signal men, and many more
Listen to a selection of over 1000 hours of recollections from
20th century railway workers.
NRM York and Shildon
Highlights of our Collection
Our curators have picked some 'must-sees' on your visit
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.