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Our museum reopens on Wednesday 19 May. Find out more on the Visit page

See you soon

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to our museum from 19 May. Free admission tickets are now available.

Our vast halls of giant locomotives reopen on 19 May. Escape your home and dive into the past, present and future of the railways. Meet world-changing inventions like Rocket and come face-to-face with the fastest steam locomotive in the world.

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Changes to admission

To help us manage the number of people in the museum at one time, all visitors are now required to book a free admission ticket in advance to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit. You will also need to wear a face covering throughout the museum, keep a safe distance from other visitors and follow marked routes.

If you have any further questions, please see our reopening FAQs page

What you need to know

Museum shop

Browse our extensive range of railway gifts, memorabilia, models and more at our shops—located by the main entrance—or explore our online selection.

Other useful information

Covid-19 industry standard

In partnership with The National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

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