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National Railway Museum

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.


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Accept challenges, battle against your friends and family, and team up to win badges with our new app, Treasure Hunters (recommended for ages 5+).

Create a unique tour of the museum that changes every time you play. Then continue the fun at home and make connections between our amazing collection and the objects you use every day.

It’s free to download and taking part is as easy as taking a photo. Get ready to explore, snap and score!

When the power goes out, it’s time for action. Venture into the dark, explore different locations and meet new characters—creating your own adventure as you play! Use your science skills to get the power back on and see if you can discover the real reason behind darkness.

You’re in control—your choices and decisions will guide you through the story to discover the cause of Total Darkness. Will you solve the mystery before it’s too late?