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.

Step back in time to discover how the railways began, and come face-to-face with Rocket - the locomotive that sparked a global transport revolution. Experience the working life of a station and peer into the world of royalty with the world’s finest collection of royal carriages, including Queen Victoria’s ‘Palace on Wheels’.

Recharge at one of two onsite cafes before continuing your adventure...

NRM Collage


Hop aboard the miniature railway for a little taste of rail travel, before re-living the record-breaking run of the world’s fastest locomotive, Mallard. Unleash your curiosity on selected dates with our family-friendly activities and explore engineering and science through play.

New for 2021

A new exhibition, Railway Heroes, celebrates the heroic efforts of rail workers during the pandemic. Dig deeper into the museum’s historic site in a new audio trail, Sound Tracks.

Keeping you safe

To keep your visit safe and enjoyable, the museum have introduced some temporary changes to their site. You will need to book a free, timed admission ticket before you arrive in order to secure entry. Further guidance can be found on their website.

Soak up the atmosphere in our Station Hall. Climb on board historic carriages and travel back in time to experience the working life of a station from the past

Uncover the Story of Station Life

Enjoy a traditional English Afternoon Tea surrounding yourself in the opulent carriage décor and elegant furniture. Indulge in delicious selection of dainty sandwiches, fine leaf teas and scrumptious homemade cakes.

The Countess of York
Countess of York

See Flying Scotsman in action across the UK out on the tracks.

Flying Scotsman
Flying Scotsman