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National Railway Museum

Peek into the past and imagine what it was like to tour Britain as part of the royal family.

From Queen Victoria's lavish 'palace on wheels' to King Edward VII's well-furnished smoking saloon, discover the most extensive collection of royal carriages in the world.

Admire the plush comfort of Queen Adelaide's saloon, the oldest preserved carriage in Europe, and compare the extravagant early carriages to the Blitz-era saloon built for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother)—designed to provide the royals with maximum protection during the Second World War.

Royal Carriages Talk

Daily in Station Hall—check on arrival for times

Join one of our knowledgeable Explainers for a closer look at our royal carriages. Discover how their design has changed over the centuries, from the reign of Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II.

 

Carriages from our collection