Category Archives: Events and Exhibitions

Developing Need for Speed

I am a part time Explainer and part time Learning Content Developer here at the National Railway Museum. As an Explainer I am out on the museum floor working with a wide variety of audiences delivering a wide variety of … Continue reading

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Rail’s future in the Northern Powerhouse

Today’s post is by Paul Kirkman, Director of the National Railway Museum. Last night at the museum, fifty invited guests from the rail industry and beyond debated with Evan Davis rail’s role in creating the Northern Powerhouse. George Osbourne launched … Continue reading

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Researching at the Network Rail archives

One of the best things about researching exhibitions is getting to go to interesting places and see interesting things. Some times that involves lots of travel, but sometimes there’s brilliant stuff right on your doorstep. Like the Network Rail archive, … Continue reading

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Prisoners of the Red Desert: Wartime Adventures of LNWR railwaymen

We have now added over 1800 new entries to our list of  railwaymen who died in the First World War, you can see our list of over 20,000 men on our website. Our research demonstrates that not all railwaymen spent … Continue reading

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Designing an interactive Rocket and a wall panel that makes sounds

Our new Little Play Station for under 5s is proving very popular with our youngest visitors. Creating the area was an exciting challenge and involved working with several external companies to bring our ideas to life. One of these companies … Continue reading

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Bringing Churchill’s Final Journey to life

Today’s post comes from Jamie Taylor, our Interpretation Developer who project managed our current exhibition of Churchill’s Final Journey. This year is the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s death. To mark this occasion, we are displaying a recreation of the … Continue reading

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The Last Englishman is Laid Low

This is a guest post written by Associate Curator of Railways, Russell Hollowood. At 7am on 24 January 1965, Sir Winston Churchill’s immediate family gathered around the great man’s death bed, and by 8am the BBC had broadcast the news of … Continue reading

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