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National Railway Museum

Trace the history of the railways, consult our specialist library and discover previously unseen treasures from our archives.

Drop in and browse through our collection of railway books, magazines and archive materials. Younger visitors and their families can find a calm spot on a comfy sofa, choose a children’s book and enjoy reading a railway story together.

If you're working on more in-depth research, you can find a quiet area for study, access material from our archives and get help with railway related questions.

For more information about research visits to Search Engine and accessing our collections, visit our Research and Archive section.