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The National Railway Museum is now open. Please book your free admission tickets in advance or request a visit for education groups

Welcome back

Welcome back to our vast halls of giant locomotives. Please book your free admission ticket before visiting.

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 ensure a safe and enjoyable visit all visitors are now required to book a free admission ticket in advance. Please help us to keep everyone safe by wearing a face covering when indoors at the museum, unless you are exempt. In asking visitors to wear a face covering, in line with government guidance, we are seeking to ensure everyone can enjoy their visit to the museum safely.

Please note Miniature Railway tickets are limited and in high demand, and may have sold out before your visit to the museum.

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.

Visit guidelines

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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