Forthcoming Events, National Railway Museum, Churchill's Final Journey

Forthcoming Events

National Railway Museum

A Fantastic Free Day Out

Churchill’s Final Journey

30th January – 1st May 2015

To mark 50 years since Sir Winston Churchill’s State Funeral, the newly cosmetically restored SR Battle of Britain class 34051 ‘Winston Churchill’, locomotive, the Southern Railway’s baggage van as well as the Pullman carriage ‘Lydia’, which were all part of Churchill’s solemn last journey, will be reunited. 38 more words


A week of trains

Last week was a very train themed one.  Seb requested a trip to the National Railway Museum in York and we thought, why not?

Both of my boys love trains, our wooden trainset is out most days and we have quite a big collection of it. 432 more words



Ever since embarking on degree number 2 in the UK, I have sort of made travelling in December an annual event (or at least I try to), mainly to take a break from the 12-week long semester, and just before I head back to more work… Anyway, this time round I decided to head up to York because Stile Antico was having a choral workshop, as well as a concert, as part of York’s annual Early Music Christmas Festival organised by the National Centre for Early Music. 320 more words


Renovated National Railway museum opened for public

The renovated National Railway Museum with additional attractions like Musical Fountain, Toy Train and Exhibits was opened here today by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu. 371 more words

Sketch That visit the National Railway Museum in York. Sunday 18th January, 2015. 11am - 3pm.

For our next meet up, Sketch That visit the National Railway Museum in York. New members are welcome to join us, please contact us first using the contact form on this blog, or send a facebook request to join our group. 331 more words

Explore, Build, Move, Pretend

This blog is written by designer Rachel McCluskey

We’re visited by huge numbers of families every year, and many of our youngest visitors are also our most enthusiastic. 405 more words

Museum News

30th November

On this day in 1934 the Flying Scotsman clocked a speed of 100mph; making it the first locomotive to have reached that speed.

The Flying Scotsman was built in Doncaster, UK for the London and North Eastern Railway and emerged from the works on the 24th February 1923. 49 more words