What's on

Current and upcoming events, exhibitions, talks and tours.

We are hard at work on some exciting new developments in our South Yard. These include creating a bigger and better miniature railway and building a temporary theatre for performances by York Theatre Royal. These improvements mean that our miniature railway, steam rides, play area and Depot are closed until the summer. There is still lots to see and do on your visit.


Summer activities at the National Railway Museum

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.

Free for all

18 Jul 2015 - 06 Sep 2015


In Fog and Falling Snow

In Fog and Falling Snow

The untold story of York's railway king - George Hudson - told by a cast of over 200. This extraordinary theatrical event will take you on a journey through the National Railway Museum after hours.

26 Jun 2015 - 11 Jul 2015


Playing Trains at NRM York

Playing Trains

Why do children love trains so much? Our immersive and playful new exhibition explores childhood fascination with trains and railways.

Free for all

20 Mar 2015 - 06 Sep 2015

Background: 'Skegness is so Bracing' LNER Poster