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The National Railway Museum is the greatest railway museum in the world, attracting almost 1 million visitors per year to our sites at York and Shildon in the UK. Rub shoulders with railway legends, learn about over 300 years of history, and discover over 1,000,000 wonderful objects.

Whether you’re able to visit us in person or not, this blog will be giving you a fascinating glimpse into goings-on at the Museum – behind the scenes where hundreds of thousands of railway-related objects are stored, catalogued, researched and cared for.

The blog is written by various staff at the museum – you’ll see their names and job titles at the bottom of the posts. We also host guest blogs from relevant organisation who work with the National Collection or can give insight into the modern transport network. 

The views in the posts on this blog are those of the respective writer only and do not reflect the views of SMG, the National Railway Museum, co-workers or affiliates. All information on this site is provided as is with no warranties or guarantees.