Terrible conditions weren’t enough to put off adventurous working class travellers on the early railways. What were those journeys like?
What were the dangers of early rail travel? How did the arrival of steam power shape our landscape? What will the train of the future look like? The museum team unravel questions like these to tell the story of the railways.
The amazing collections at the National Railway Museum encompass global as well as British rail history.
Cinema has been closely connected to the railways since its earliest days—as the films in our archive show.
Like all modern technologies, the railways have come a long way from their origins.
We recently acquired some interesting publications from W.H. Smith & Son. You may wonder why as, on the face of it, the railway connection is rather tangential.
What was life like for the railwaymen who served at sea during the First World War?