Service With Style
Hop on board and embark on an audio adventure in our Great Hall.
Experience the thrills and spills of a journey on the world's
most famous express train, Flying Scotsman.
Please note Flying Scotsman is no longer on public display.
Why is Flying Scotsman so well-known?
What is it about this particular engine that has
captured the imagination of generations worldwide?
NRM York and Shildon
Highlights of our Collection
Our curators have picked some 'must-sees' on your visit
Organising a group visit?
Relive a golden era and see history brought to
life through the railways.
National Railway Museum
Discover 300 years of history and 1,000,000 objects that changed the world in the UK's largest railway museum.
York open 10am-6pm
(Search Engine opening times)
Shildon open 10am-4pm
From Queen Victoria's lavish 'palace on wheels' to King Edward VII's well-furnished smoking saloon discover the biggest collection of royal carriages in the world.
To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the First World War, we are focusing on a wartime railway story which is perhaps less well-known. From July 2016, our exhibition will tell the story of the ambulance trains used to transport sick and injured troops, both in theatres of war and in the UK.