First spotter's manual written by a Miss?
26 Aug 2014
As part of its preparatory research for its September-March Trainspotting season, research at the National Railway Museum has discovered that the stereotyped 'spotter' couldn't be further from the origins of the much misunderstood hobby.
MOR Music Festival acoustic line-up announced
02 Jun 2014
The acoustic line-up for the MOR Music Festival to be held at the National Railway Museum on the 6th September has been announced.
Train Museum Director takes on the Trams
27 May 2014
Paul Kirkman, the director of the National Railway Museum took a break from his desk to have a go on the Manchester Model Tramway tram set currently in the Great Hall as part of the half term activities.
Open for Business Opens for Business
13 May 2014
Staff at the National Railway Museum have been preparing the gallery space ready for its newest showcase, Open for Business, which opens on Friday. The exhibition features the work of nine Magnum photographers who worked with industries in England to capture ‘behind the scenes’ images of industry and manufacturing.
Museum searches for Favourite Railway Toy of all Time
09 May 2014
The National Railway Museum is asking the nation what are the favourite railway toys of all time as it prepares for a major exhibition in 2015 exploring the theme of Railways and Childhood.
Museum on Track for Award Success
09 May 2014
Staff at the National Railway Museum were celebrating another award win at last night’s Visit York Tourism Awards.
Jewel in the Crown Open for Business
01 May 2014
The National Railway Museum has completed works on the Pullman carriage, Topaz, which sees it open to the public from this weekend.
Artist Makes Tracks for Trainspotting Inspiration
17 Apr 2014
With trainspotting being firmly lodged in the nation's psyche as an activity for men clutching notebooks on station platforms or cheeky schoolboys sneaking into engine sheds, artist Andrew Cross has been getting inspiration from the National Railway Museum collection on how to challenge people's perceptions of the much misunderstood hobby.
Museum launches WW1 appeal in wake of lottery funding boost
10 Apr 2014
The National Railway Museum in York is celebrating a successful £100k Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bid towards an exciting new WW1 exhibition exploring the role of ambulance trains.
New spotlight on trainspotting 'taboo'
25 Mar 2014
The National Railway Museum is delving into the mind of today's trainspotter, with a fresh exploration of the much misunderstood hobby.