Playing Trains marks milestone for York museum
20 Mar 2015
The National Railway Museum in York marked a milestone this week with the opening of a new exhibition in its gallery space called Playing Trains, the first of its kind. This is a bold step for the York-based museum which is known for its nostalgic displays, as along with exploring the childhood fascination with playing trains, families can also experience why kids (and big kids!) love trains so much first-hand.
Canadian canopy for Railway Children arrives
27 Jan 2015
Staff from the National Railway Museum and the York Theatre Royal watched as the theatre tent which will be used during the theatre's residency this summer arrived at the museum on Monday. The theatre, which seats almost 1,000, and will be used for In Fog and Falling Snow and The Railway Children was shipped in from Toronto where it has been used in the Canadian production.
Return of Flying Scotsman still on track for 2015
23 Jan 2015
We anticipate that the restoration work to return iconic locomotive Flying Scotsman to steam will be completed in 2015, after a milestone moment in the project was safely passed this month.
Churchill's funeral van completed ready for 50th anniversary commemorations
14 Jan 2015
Historic carriage ready for travel to York to after comprehensive restoration in Co Durham.
Tickets go on sale in York for the highly anticipated return of The Railway Children
04 Dec 2014
The Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny's stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's novel The Railway Children will be returning to York in July 2015, as the York Theatre Royal and National Railway Museum join forces during the theatre’s re-development project.
Restoration of Churchill's funeral carriage on track
28 Nov 2014
Preparation of the Southern Railway baggage van that carried Churchill's coffin reaches important milestone.
Steaming Forwards for Safety
17 Nov 2014
Dr Mike Esbester, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Portsmouth, has been exploring the fascinating history of railway safety with the help of the National Railway Museum's Archives. Lucky charms, leaping tigers and bikini clad women all play a part in the story of railway safety – as told in our new virtual exhibition.
Appeal to bring back the most travelled vehicle to former glory
05 Nov 2014
The man who revolutionised commuter transport in the South East, jumped on board the most travelled vehicle in the National Collection to launch a volunteer group's appeal to bring it back to its former glory.
University of York and National Railway Museum relationship strengthened
30 Oct 2014
The National Railway Museum, together with the University of York, has officially re-launched the Institute of Railway Studies - and reiterated their joint commitment to the partnership between both York institutions
Tracking down memories for Churchill 50th Commemoration
30 Oct 2014
As part of its preparation for its 50th anniversary commemoration of the state funeral of Winston Churchill, the National Railway Museum is appealing for the nation's memories of the funeral train which carried the illustrious former Prime Minister from Waterloo, London, to his final resting place in Oxfordshire.