About Search Engine, our library and archive centre
Open 7 days a week except 24–26 Dec
Please note: On Wed 12 and Thurs 13 June there'll be no access to the archive collection while we organise our stores for our growing collection. Library books and magazines will be available as normal.
Search Engine is our library and archive centre. We're open 7 days a week, 10am–5.30pm (except 24–26 Dec).
At Search Engine you can:
- Drop in and get help with railway-related questions
- Research railway topics
- Access original material from our archives
- Find a quiet area to study
- Listen to oral history recordings from people who've worked on the railways
- Watch railway films
- See items from our collection in our exhibition area
- WiFi access
- Group study room (must be pre-booked on 01904 686235)
National Railway Museum