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Please note the viewing balcony and gallery will be closed from 22–26 July 2024.

We're open seven days a week. Book your free admission ticket now to visit the museum. 

Schools and groups can book free tickets here.

Station Hall and other parts of our museum are closed, please check the Visit page for the latest info about closures.

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Our skilled and enthusiastic volunteers bring our visitors closer to the incredible story of the railways, helping them understand the awe-inspiring engineering on display.

Our volunteers are vital to our work—by joining them you’ll be helping to make a real difference to the museum.


People volunteer with us for a whole host of reasons:

  • Gain museum-based work experience
  • Develop new skills
  • Meet people and make friends
  • Support the museum
  • Have fun!

Become a volunteer

Exhibition Engagement Volunteer

Would you like to help our visitors enjoy our collection at the National Railway Museum? We are looking for Exhibition Engagement Volunteers who will engage visitors throughout the museum, helping us to open up our collection to a wider audience and ensure our visitors have a fantastic experience. Find out more and apply on our recruitment website.

Prefer not to apply online? Contact the volunteering team on and we can send you an application form and answer any questions you may have.

You might also be interested in opportunities at other museums in Science Museum Group, all volunteering roles are advertised on the Science Museum Group vacancies page.  

If you have any questions about becoming a volunteer, take a look at our volunteering FAQs or get in touch with us at