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  • 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.

  • Railway School Entered into the Guinness Book of Records

    25 Mar 2014

    Yorkshire-based artefact the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway School of Signalling has been entered into the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest complete working model railway.

  • Display of Designs destined for HS2

    17 Mar 2014

    With the recent debate around whether the HS2 project should be brought six years forward, the National Railway Museum is announcing that in two weeks time visitors to the museum can come and see designs that may be used on Britain's new high-speed HS2 link.

  • Milestone passed in Flying Scotsman restoration

    20 Jan 2014

    The National Railway Museum has today announced that restoration work to return iconic locomotive Flying Scotsman to steam will continue, after a milestone moment in the project has been safely passed.

  • Colleges go loco for lighting events

    30 Oct 2013

    The newly opened Da Vinci School of Creative Enterprise was announced as the winner of the Locos in a Different Light competition at the National Railway Museum in York late last night. The competition which saw colleges and universities get to grips with lighting up Mallard and its sister locomotives ran as part of the Illuminating York festival and the museum's Autumn Great Gathering.

  • Flying Scotsman restoration update

    29 Oct 2013

    The National Railway Museum has today announced that work to complete the restoration to mainline operation of the iconic locomotive Flying Scotsman, will be undertaken by Riley & Son (E), Bury. The locomotive is moving from York to Bury today.

  • A Great Gathering of men who manned Mallard and sisters

    27 Oct 2013

    In the lead up to its Mallard 75 celebrations, of which HRH, The Prince of Wales is Patron, the museum launched a search in late spring to find drivers and other crew that manned the footplate of the world's fastest locomotive and its sisters in their final decades on the tracks.

  • Museum draws new lines in the landscape

    14 Oct 2013

    The winner of the hotly contested 'Lines in the Landscape' category of the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition will be showcased in a first of its kind exhibition at York's National Railway Museum, which draws together all the winners from the past four years.

  • Museum goes loco for lighting event

    11 Oct 2013

    Visitors to the National Railway Museum's Great Hall this autumn will be treated to a spectacular free event as Mallard and its sister locomotives are bathed in spectacular lighting as part of the Illuminating York festival and the Autumn Great Gathering.

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