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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.

Support the museum

Our masterplan is the National Railway Museum and Locomotion’s plan to transform our museums and inspire the next generation of engineers, innovators and thinkers.

The world's railway museum will be a place to tell the remarkable, ground-breaking engineering stories of Britain’s railways and how our country changed the way the world travelled, explored, worked and transported goods.

Play your part in railway history. Our masterplan requires the support of generous individuals, businesses and charitable trusts to become the world’s railway museum—globally relevant and open to all.

Make a donation

You can make a donation online or if you'd prefer to do it by post, please download, print and complete our form and return it with your donation.

Our charitable status

The National Railway Museum (as part of the Science Museum Group) is an exempt charity as listed in the Schedule 3 of the Charities Act 2011 and is recognised as charitable by HM Revenue & Customs.

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