Art Gallery: Japan's First Railway
This exhibition is now closed. See the main Art Gallery page for current and upcoming exhibitions.
Our new art gallery space launched this year. It will showcase an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions from our unseen art collection, and artworks from across the world, inspired by the railways.
Our art collection comprises 11,200 posters, 3061 prints and engravings, and 1049 paintings.
Japan's First Railway: Colour woodblock prints from the 1870s
22 July 2011 - 30 September 2011 (Closed: 24-25 August 2011)
FREE. Station Hall
A rare opportunity to see beautiful Japanese woodblock prints, which show the excitement surrounding the introduction of the railways to Japan. This is the first exhibition in the new Art Gallery, and an unmissable opportunity to see these colourful and fascinating prints, on loan from Japan's Modern Transport Museum, Osaka.
Images courtesy of Modern Transport Museum, Osaka
The Art of Advertising
15 October 2011 - January 2012 (dates subject to change)
Explore the subtle art of advertising in this exhibition of posters commissioned by the London Midland & Scottish Railway Company (LMS) in 1924 from 16 Royal Academicians. More info
For more on our art collection, see the National Railway Museum blog.
Art Gallery funded by The Foundation for Sport and the Arts