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 under 5
For the whole family
Journey back in time to the golden age of steam with a ride behind a steam locomotive.Book now
Access to vehicles
Climb aboard and get a driver’s eye view from the cabs of some of our spectacular locomotives.
Come rain or shine, climb aboard and experience the railways in small scale on our fantastic miniature railway ride.