Tag Archives: posters

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. Advertisements

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Manchester Piccadilly: a visual history

As a regular visitor passing through Manchester Piccadilly train station, I’ve been interested by some of the paintings and photographs in the collection which give a few insights into its history. I’ve selected some of my favourite images to show … Continue reading

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The railway that brought the beach to your bathroom

Think that a week relaxing at the beach is good for you? In the early 1900s, visiting the coast for a dip in the sea was thought to cure all manner of ailments. But what happened when the summer season … Continue reading

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The National Railway Museum’s first ever smartphone app

I’m Cheryl Knight and I am an Interpretation Developer at the National Railway Museum. I have been lucky enough to spend the last few months working on a very special and exciting project: the National Railway Museum’s first ever smartphone … Continue reading

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Staff diaries: Interpretation developer

The first in a series of short blog posts where a member of the National Railway Museum briefly outlines their week. I’m Ellen Tait and I work as an Interpretation Developer, putting together exhibitions for our new Art Gallery space. … Continue reading

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‘Winter Rambles’ poster gives us a complete set

It may not seem the perfect time of year for a bit of rambling, but a Southern Railways poster acquired by the NRM this week aims to attract the more hardy among us to the great outdoors. The poster ‘Conducted Rambles, … Continue reading

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Poetry please!

On National Poetry Day (7 October), Search Engine launched a competition to find the next budding railway poet. Whether it’s the rhythm, the romance, the frustration or the majesty, there’s something about railways that has always inspired people to put … Continue reading

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