The Million Go Forth: Early Railway Excursions

This is a guest post written by Susan Major

What was it really like for ordinary people? When I started exploring topics for my research degree I wanted to investigate what the new 19th century railways in Britain meant to the masses at the time, the working classes. 548 more words

Museum News

So last week I paid a visit to the National Railway Museum in New Delhi.  Salivating at the prospect of seeing some vintage train action i entered the museum located in peaceful Chanakyapuri, right next to the Bhutanese Embassy ( 

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K and I recently made it to the National Railway Museum at Shildon on a wet day, so the fact that there were not any trains in steam that day did not matter so much, it still gave us plenty of time to explore the engines in the main shed. 28 more words

Ideas And Activities

Conserving a model wagon

This is a post written by Museum Volunteer Philippa Beesley.

Volunteering in the National Railway Museum’s Conservation Department is exciting, challenging and essential for professional development. 218 more words


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Allez Le Tour!

We lost our neighbours and gained a view. The river has been busy, cruisers flying up from York Marina and trip boats packed out. The city is alive with everything French and anything yellow. 237 more words

Dry Land


Things are busying up and neighbours seemed inevitable, so, spotting a suitable crew we waved them over, helped them moor etc… then the bow doors opened and the children… 250 more words

Dry Land

Music on Rails - expect a musical treat!

On Saturday 6 September, the National Railway Museum along with MOR Music will be hosting a family friendly music extravaganza called Music on Rails. 320 more words

Museum News