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National Railway Museum

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Immerse yourself in our amazing collections, discover some incredible engineering and become an expert in railway history.

In our Working Railway Gallery you can discover more about life as a railway signaller, track real-time train movements via our electronic signal display, find out how a wheel drop works and travel back in time with archive railway films.

Lose yourself in our expansive Collections Store and admire the intriguing objects on display. Explore the sensational story of Flying Scotsman and witness the Lancashire & Yorkshire Signalling School in action.

Don't forget to venture out onto our special viewing balcony, where you can brush up on your spotting skills as you watch the trains go by on the main line.

Flying Scotsman Story

Trace the legendary story of this famous service and locomotive from inception to present day.

Hear memories and anecdotes from those intimately linked with the Flying Scotsman, from owners and admirers to passengers and crew. Peep inside a buffet car outfitted in retro style, and encounter unexpected objects from our collection associated with this iconic service and locomotive.

Flying Scotsman was saved by the nation in 2004 and returned to main line operations in 2016.