Mystery on the Rails

Uncover the special place railways have in mystery and detective fiction.


23 March–3 September


From Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express to the recent The Girl on the Train, the railways have provided us with the perfect setting for a thrilling crime story. Join us for our brand new Mystery on the Rails season to uncover the special place railways have in mystery and detective fiction, solve the mystery of The Missing Passenger and discover a wealth of real-life tales of audacious robberies, petty thefts and notorious criminals.

Are you ready to unleash your inner detective? We have a full season of sleuthing activities for you to take part in, from working alongside a local crime writer to joining our curators to delve deeper into the fascinating story behind our Murder Carriage. You will also have the chance to join forces with British Transport Police to put your detective skills to the test. Plus, get creative using codes and find out how to capture a fugitive.

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