The Return of Flying Scotsman

There was a time not so long ago when the most frequent question you got asked working at the National Railway Museum was, ‘Where is Flying Scotsman?’ This probably even came in ahead of ‘Where are the toilets?’ And of course ‘Where is Thomas?’ 534 more words

Museums And Heritage

Do Museums Have Value?

Apparently not much! In recent weeks I have heard of the closure of at least two museums in the north-east of England with which I have had connections. 655 more words


Flying Scotsman Returns!

Today, the world’s most famous steam locomotive, Flying Scotsman, has returned to Steam, at the tune of a £4.2m overhaul, taking 10 years in the process. 2,276 more words

Day Trip to York

2 May 2015

I think York has to be one of the most interesting cities I’ve visited so far! I really liked how there were so many museums to visit, and how the city was so compact, everything could be easily covered via foot. 767 more words

United Kingdom

Trips for Thomas Obsessed Toddlers: The National Railway Museum, York

I love the Yorkshire skyline.  It’s so moody this evening: grey clouds cumulating behind naked trees and rugged hills.  Driving back to Leeds from a trip to The Railway Museum, York, husband insisted on a… 987 more words


Last week I went to visit York with my boyfriend, and it was such a nice city. The cobbled streets and old church buildings were so picturesque. 182 more words