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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.

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Families

Planning a family visit to the National Railway Museum? Find out everything you need to know for an awe-inspiring day out.

Explore over 300 years of railway history, find out what it takes to be an engineer, and experience the thrill of steam first hand. Spark your little ones’ imaginations with our family-friendly science shows and storytelling, or let off steam in our indoor play area.

Delve even deeper with our Treasure Hunters app—explore the museum and investigate the amazing objects in our collection as you compete with your family and score points by taking photos.

Entry to the museum is free.


For families with children over 5

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Wonderlab+

Experience the wonders of Wonderlab at home with exciting experiments, games and videos from the Science Museum Group