What’s on at NRM York

British Transport Police Weekend

Saturday 29 April–Monday 1 May

Unleash your inner detective this May bank holiday and discover why the railways make a perfect setting for a thrilling crime story. Join us for a fun-filled weekend of activities with the British Transport Police. See police dogs sniff out clues, take part in real scientific research and use your sleuthing skills to find out whodunnit.

29 Apr 2017 - 01 May 2017
Suitable for all ages, Families
Family activities, Events

Police dog demonstrations

South Yard | Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April
Free | 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm

Can you trust your senses? Watch police sniffer dogs follow their noses and lead the police to hidden packages around South Yard.

British Transport Police Q&A

Station Hall | Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April
Free | Drop-in 11am-3pm

Curious about what the British Transport Police deal with day to day? Chat to officers, take a look at anti-crime devices and find out how science is helping to fight crime.

British Transport Police archive

Station Hall | Saturday 29 April–Monday 1 May
Free | Drop-in 11am-3pm

Take a peek back in time and discover how today’s British Transport Police were created by the railway companies of the past. Investigate their archive and find out the real life stories behind these officers and objects.

Could you catch a criminal?

Station Hall | Saturday 29 April
Free | Drop-in 11am-4pm

Can you identify celebrities from our facial composite pictures? Take part in real scientific research that’s developing new technology to help the police track down criminals.

Fingerprint badge making

Station Hall | Saturday 29 April–Monday 1 May
Free | Drop-in 11am-4pm

Use your fingerprint to create a one-of-a-kind badge and talk to our expert about how forensic science is used to identify you by your fingerprint.

Rogues Gallery

Station Hall | Saturday 29 April–Monday 1 May
Free | 11am-4pm

Stand in the lineup, take your own mug shot and see if you can apprehend a criminal using only their description. Discover how the introduction of the railways created a need for facial recognition as criminals used the predictability and speed of the railways to get away. #GoneRogue @railwaymuseum

Case Files

Station Hall | Sunday 30 April and Monday 1 May | Free

Step into the shoes of a detective and use our vintage typewriters to create your own dramatic short story. Take inspiration from our intriguing museum objects, line up your suspects and help your reader follow the clues and discover whodunnit. On Monday 1 May you can meet author Nick Quantrill, who will guide you through the key elements of crime writing.

The Missing Passenger

Station Hall | Thursday 23 March–Sunday 3 September
Free | 10am–5pm

Follow an intriguing trail to help the missing passenger - celebrated crime writer Mary Lavender - solve the mystery of the Dining Car murder.

Do you know who killed theatre and film agent to the stars Edward Robey? Eight suspects, who were all on the train at the time, have been questioned - but who is the guilty party?

Unearth the clues on platforms 5 and 6 in this mysterious railway crime scene, unpick motives and reach the final conclusion of this curious whodunnit.

Steam rides

South Yard | Sunday 30 April–Monday 1 May
Tickets purchased on the day, not pre-bookable
£3, under-2s free

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances steam rides will not be running on Saturday 29 May—we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Hop onto a historic carriage pulled by steam locomotive Agecroft No. 1 for a ride through South Yard, immersed in the sounds and smells of steam power. This loco was built in 1948 for Manchester's Agecroft Power Station to shunt coal and underwent a three-year restoration in 2008.

Under-12s must be accompanied by an adult.

Miniature Railway

South Yard | Tickets £3 per person, £10 for a family of 4, under-2s free

Journey past gigantic railway objects and through the ever-changing landscapes of South Yard on board our miniature railway.

Mallard Experience

Great Hall | Tickets £4 per adult and £3 per child*

Don't miss out on our spectacular state-of-the-art 12-seater simulator ride located in Great Hall. Recreating Mallard's record-breaking run, this is the only place for you to experience the sights and sounds of the world's fastest steam locomotive. - and you can now book online.

*Height restrictions apply.

Fantastic food

Station Hall, Great Hall and pop-up outlets

Tuck in to some delicious food at the Dining Car restaurant in Station Hall or the Mallard Cafe in Great Hall, or for a taste of luxury book a table on our award-winning Countess of York for afternoon tea. Keep an eye out for ice cream in South Yard to cool you down when the sun's shining, and on sunny days we'll wheel out the barbecue.

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