We are looking forward to welcoming you back to our museum from 19 May. Free admission tickets are now available.
Changes to admission
To help us manage the number of people in the museum at one time, all visitors are now required to book a free admission ticket in advance to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit. You will also need to wear a face covering throughout the museum (face masks will be available to purchase when you book your tickets online), keep a safe distance from other visitors and follow marked routes.
If you have any further questions, please see our reopening FAQs page.
Check back soon to find out what's on at the museum.
What you need to know
Browse an extensive range of railway gifts, models, books, posters, clothing and more in our shop near the entrance to the Collection Building. Alongside highlights such as our Flying Scotsman range, you’ll find classic train sets from Hornby and locomotive and carriage models from Bachmann.
Other useful info
Dogs are permitted on the museum’s outdoor footpaths, but must not be left unattended at any time. Dogs are not permitted in the children’s play area or in any museum building, except for assistance dogs. Other animals are not permitted.
Download our admissions guidelines for information about photography, restricted items and our full conditions of entry.
Covid-19 industry standard
In partnership with The National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.