About Us

Welcome to the National Railway Museum – the greatest railway museum in the world, with almost 1 million visitors per year to our sites in York and Shildon.

About us

We're home to over 300 years of history and over a million wonderful objects.

Visit us and you can marvel at iconic locomotives, watch engineering work in progress in the Workshop, browse our object-filled Warehouse, and let off steam in the outdoor play area.

Interesting facts

Interesting facts about the National Railway Museum

Learn about some of the things that make us unique.

Our blog

Get the behind the scenes news on the NRM blog

Get a glimpse behind the scenes at the museum with our staff-written blog.

A family of museums

We're part of SMG, a family that includes the Science Museum and the National Media Museum.

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