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Conserving the Midland Railway poster, Blackpool

This guest blog was written by Richard Hawkes ACR, Paper Conservator, Artworks Conservation, Harrogate Posters produced to advertise railway companies and their destinations were not expected to last longer than their brief period of display. The papers on which they … Continue reading

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Conserving the Mersey Railway poster

Over the last two years we’ve been working to conserve and frame the biggest poster in the National Railway Museum’s collection. At more than 2m x 3m its been a challenge, but it’s finally complete and ready for the wall.

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The Permanent Way by Stanhope Forbes

Stanhope Forbes’ poster ‘The Permanent Way’ is unusual among railway posters in that it doesn’t show an idyllic holiday destination or stylish engine whooshing through a scenic landscape. It shows the railway workers who kept the lines running; laying, checking … Continue reading

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Our poster collection is growing

The National Railway Museum posters are a captivating collection comprising more than 11,300 items dating from 1804 to the present day. The collection includes examples from the pre-grouping railway companies, the Big Four, British Railways and some items from private … Continue reading

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‘Skegness is SO bracing’ – back to its bracing best

There are now only three weeks left to see our summer holiday exhibition Hints for Holidays, which showcases some stunning examples from our poster collections. John Hassall’s ‘Skegness is SO Bracing’ is one of the most iconic British railway posters … Continue reading

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Edward McKnight Kauffer

A couple of weeks ago one of our star posters went out on loan to the Yale Centre for British Art at Yale University in America. The poster by Edward McKnight Kauffer was made for the Great Western Railway in … Continue reading

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Bruges – The Artist’s Paradise

Last week I was on leave and managed to enjoy a few days away in Belgium. We took the Eurostar to Brussels before travelling on to Bruges later in the day. I found this great poster in the collection dating … Continue reading

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