About us

The National Railway Museum is the greatest railway museum in the world, attracting almost 1 million visitors per year to our sites at York and Shildon in the UK. Rub shoulders with railway legends, learn about over 300 years of history, and discover over 1,000,000 wonderful objects.

Whether you’re able to visit us in person or not, this blog will be giving you a fascinating glimpse into goings-on at the Museum, and the kind of exciting stuff that happens here – both ‘on the surface’ in the halls and yards where we exhibit our Collection, and behind the scenes where hundreds of thousands of railway-related objects are stored, catalogued, researched and cared for.

The blog is written by various staff at the museum – you’ll see their names and job titles at the bottom of the posts. We also host guest blogs from relevant organisation who work with the National Collection or can give insight into the modern transport network. 

Let us know what you think of our blog posts – we’re very keen to hear from you. You can contact us here, or via the main National Railway Museum website – where you can also keep up-to-date on our busy calendar of events, exhibitions, talks and tours.

The views in the posts on this blog are those of the respective writer only and do not reflect the views of SMG, the National Railway Museum, co-workers or affiliates. All information on this site is provided as is with no warranties or guarantees.

5 Responses to About us

  1. Greg. Tingey says:

    At short notice, I’ve managed to find seven (7) pictures taken (by me) at Nine Elms, in 1962 and 1965.
    I can send them to you electronically, if you give me an e-mail recipient address ….

    I note that there does not appear to be an easy way to “donate” electronic copies of “historical” photographs.

  2. Kenneth Schaaf says:

    I am trying to determine the path a group of emigrants took by rail from Lowestoft to Liverpool in 1853. I know from diaries that they went through Norwich, down to Ely, then up to Peterborough, and on through the night until arriving in Liverpool at 6 the next morning. Can we determine the likely route for this time period? Was there one rail company that would have provided this cross country service or would this trek have involved multiple rail lines? Can you recommend a good, authoritative book on British rail service for this time period?

  3. Robert Parsons says:

    I am wondering if the book I have would be of any interest to you.
    “Car Builders’ Dictionary and Cyclopedia” Ninth edition 1919.
    I have pictures of it and other books from other years.

  4. Ed. Renahan says:

    Message from moderator: Ed, I’ve deleted your comment. We don’t mind criticism but please try to be civil. You’re welcome to comment again but please mind your language. (Please note too that this About Us page isn’t the best place for comments.)

  5. lottiepossum says:

    I’ve never been particularly interested in trains, but I thoroughly enjoyed my visit (which I admit, may have been under duress to start with) to the York museum and your blog is really interesting!!! Great articles!

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