In light of the latest coronavirus restrictions, we have temporarily closed. Thank you for your patience, understanding and support. We look forward to welcoming you back when we are able to.
We’re working hard to provide a safe, clean space for you to enjoy. When we reopen you will need to book free, timed admission tickets to help us manage visitor numbers.
Home to iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering firsts, the National Railway Museum celebrates the past, present and future of innovation on the railways.
Get up close to icons of the rails including Mallard, the world’s fastest steam locomotive. Discover how high-speed rail travel began and journey back in time to experience the working life of a station. Explore over 200 years of history and find out how railways shaped our world.