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  • Opening Bash for Trainspotting Season

    26 Sep 2014

    This week the National Railway Museum lifted the lid on the much misunderstood hobby of Trainspotting with the launch of its September - March Trainspotting season.

  • 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.

  • Sixties Style Shed 'Bunk' For Opening Bash

    05 Sep 2014

    With just three weeks to go to the opening of its Trainspotting season, visitors to the the National Railway Museum this week could spot a pair of naughty sixties schoolboys 'bunking' into York Shed, now the Great Hall of the York-based museum.

  • Music Festival on Track for Saturday

    03 Sep 2014

    The National Railway Museum together with Fossgate's Mor Music have been putting the final touches to the preparation for the music festival being held at the museum this coming Saturday, 6th September between 2pm and midnight.

  • 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.

  • McMillan On Board For Trainspotting Season

    26 Aug 2014

    The National Railway Museum’s Trainspotting season has welcomed on board another artistic passenger with Yorkshire-based poet and broadcaster, Ian McMillan.

  • 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.

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