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You no longer need to pre-book your museum admission, except for selected events.

Schools and groups can book free tickets here.

Please note the museum will be closed on 6–8, 13–15 and 20–22 March for vehicle moves.

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Main Hall Gallery Time

Get up close to legendary locomotives depicting how the railways have shaped our world.

Explore our Main Hall—packed with brilliant locomotives and railway objects big and small.

You’ll see highlights of the national collection of railway vehicles, and discover how the railways have changed all our lives.

For KS1, KS2 and KS3 we'll provide free trail sheets to help you explore. This activity is self-led.

Scheduled dates