What’s on at NRM York

From Steam to Stage

Go behind the scenes of York Theatre Royal at the National Railway Museum this summer, from set modelling and design to exclusive backstage tours.

18 Jul 2015 - 06 Sep 2015
Events, Family activities

Discover the story of The Railway Children in our Warehouse Paper Chase, or take The Railway Children Challenge and follow Mr Perks on an exciting adventure through our museum. We've also got turntable demonstrations, cab access to some of our most famous locomotives, and a packed daily programme of talks and tours.

The Twaddle Train

21 July – 6 September | twice times daily (check daily diary on arrival) | Learning Platform

Experience our brand new, unique theatre performance based on real overheard conversations submitted by our visitors via social media over the past few weeks. 

Scale Me

18 July – 6 September | Station Hall

Discover what goes on behind the scenes of a theatre production as you enter the world of set modelling. Create your own 'mini-me' model and take it on a photography adventure around our museum.

Paper Chase

18 July – 6 September | Warehouse

Follow clues around our Warehouse and embark on your own paper chase to uncover the missing parts of The Railway Children story.

The Railway Children Challenge

4 August – 5 September | Tues – Sat, 11am – 12noon

Follow the Porter and his apprentice on an exciting journey around our museum in The Railway Children Challenge. Learn all about signalling and how a steam engine works, then take an exclusive tour of The Railway Children set.

Tickets cost £5 per person,and can be booked via York Theatre Royal

See also

Background: 'Skegness is so Bracing' LNER Poster