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  • Winston Churchill funeral train on track for 50th anniversary

    22 Sep 2014

    Locomotive and luggage van to be reunited for commemorative display to mark 50 years since the state funeral on 30 January 1965.

  • 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.

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