Category Archives: Museum news

Volunteering at the National Railway Museum

This is a guest post written by Communications Volunteer, Rebekah Warburton I recently met with Soren, a postgraduate History student at the University of Dresden, to find out what he had been up to in his volunteer placement at our … Continue reading

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Design guru and iconic train lift the gloom of autumn

This is a guest post written by Associate Curator of Rail Vehicles Bob Gwynne. Sir Kenneth Grange is an industrial designer whose work includes: the Kenwood Mixer, the Parker Pen, the Kodak Camera and the London taxi. All of his designs … Continue reading

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Cleaning City of Truro

This is a guest post written by collections volunteer Ken Woods. I was looking forward to cleaning City of Truro when it was put on display on the Great Hall’s turntable.

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Trainspotting – an executive pastime?

This is a guest post written by Associate Curator of Railways, Russell Hollowood In many quarters, trainspotting is regarded as a byword for socially awkward people with personal problems.  So how can it be that people of power could be associated … Continue reading

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The Number of the Beast  

This is a guest blog post written by Curator of Museum Collections, John McGoldrick As part of the Trainspotting season, the Curators have been presenting on-gallery talks looking more in-depth at the subject.  I have laid down a few personal … Continue reading

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Operation Smash Hit!

This guest blog post was written by archive volunteer, Jack Garside   How do you prove carrying nuclear waste by rail is safe? About 30 years ago on the 17th July 1984 millions of people worldwide tuned in to watch a train … Continue reading

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Conserving the Midland Railway poster, Blackpool

This guest blog was written by Richard Hawkes ACR, Paper Conservator, Artworks Conservation, Harrogate Posters produced to advertise railway companies and their destinations were not expected to last longer than their brief period of display. The papers on which they … Continue reading

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