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Explore, Build, Move, Pretend

This blog is written by designer Rachel McCluskey We’re visited by huge numbers of families every year, and many of our youngest visitors are also our most enthusiastic. So here in the design team, we’ve been busy working with the … Continue reading

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Volunteering at the National Railway Museum

This is a guest post written by Communications Volunteer, Rebekah Warburton I recently met with Soren, a postgraduate History student at the University of Dresden, to find out what he had been up to in his volunteer placement at our … Continue reading

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Cleaning City of Truro

This is a guest post written by collections volunteer Ken Woods. I was looking forward to cleaning City of Truro when it was put on display on the Great Hall’s turntable.

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The Number of the Beast  

This is a guest blog post written by Curator of Museum Collections, John McGoldrick As part of the Trainspotting season, the Curators have been presenting on-gallery talks looking more in-depth at the subject.  I have laid down a few personal … Continue reading

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Operation Smash Hit!

This guest blog post was written by archive volunteer, Jack Garside   How do you prove carrying nuclear waste by rail is safe? About 30 years ago on the 17th July 1984 millions of people worldwide tuned in to watch a train … Continue reading

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Teachers on track

This is a guest post written by three student teachers on their Settings Outside of School placement; Christopher Prior, Danny Reynolds and Martin Blenkinsop. Hi! We’re three aspiring trainee teachers from York St John University and we spent a week … Continue reading

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The elegance of modernity

This is a guest post by Graphic Designer Rob Derbyshire. The common visual language used to depict railways in design often harks back to the romanticisms of British steam. The three-quarter view of a heroic locomotive thundering down the mainline … Continue reading

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Remember these? How would you track the modern railway industry?

This is a guest post by Associate Archivist Alison Kay and the National Railway Museum volunteer team. Hundreds of railway companies have existed over the last 200 years, with even very recent companies fading into distant memory. The British railway industry has always … Continue reading

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Installing Parallel Tracks

This is a guest post by Exhibition Officer Naomi Collett As Exhibition Officer, one of my main responsibilities is to manage the changeover of the museum’s exhibitions.  This happens every four to six months, and is always one of the … Continue reading

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How I learned to love Trainspotting

This is a guest post written by our interpretation developer, Jamie Taylor Earlier in the year we launched a national campaign to collect stories and photographs for our Trainspotting season. It‘s been my job to look through all of the … Continue reading

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