• NRM York and Shildon

    Highlights of our Collection

    Our curators have picked some 'must-sees' on your visit

  • NRM York and Shildon

    A steam legend returns

    A season of events and activities from February 2016
    to welcome Flying Scotsman back.

  • NRM York

    Join our royal family

    All year round in Station Hall

    See the world's finest collection of
    royal carriages.

  • NRM York

    Countess of York

    Now open

    Experience the luxury of railway dining
    in our beautifully restored carriage.

  • NRM York

    Organising a group visit?

    Relive a golden era and see history brought to
    life through the railways.


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

Dick Whittington and his Meerkat

A once in a lifetime opportunity to see the UK's longest running pantomime Dame, Berwick Kaler and the York Theatre Royal team as you've never seen them before.

Flying Scotsman update

Flying Scotsman at the National Railway Museum

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

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.

Background: Replica Sans Pareil