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New Hall is now open!

We are open 7 days a week (except 24–26 December). See the Visit page for more info.

If you're a school or a group, book your free tickets here.

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

Pre-booking is required.

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