National Railway Museum – Summer Holidays

The National Railway Museum is now reopen. We have been working hard to provide a safe, clean space for you to enjoy.

We have introduced free, timed ticketing to manage visitor numbers, guided routes around the museum to ensure you have a relaxed visit and can maintain social distancing, so please make sure you book online in advance.

Home to iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering firsts, the National Railway Museum celebrates the past, present and future of innovation on the railways.

Get up close to icons of the rails including Mallard, the world’s fastest steam locomotive. Discover how high-speed rail travel began and journey back in time to experience the working life of a station. Explore over 200 years of history and find out how railways shaped our world.

For more information about opening times, facilities and guidance on planning your visit, go to

Opening Times

Week commencing 3 August
Tuesday 4 August 2020, 11.00–16.00
Thursday 6 August 2020, 11.00–16.00
Saturday 8 August 2020, 11.00–16.00

Week commencing 10 August
Wednesday 12 August, 11.00–17.00
Friday 14 August, 11.00–17.00
Saturday 15 August, 11.00–17.00
Sunday 16 August, 11.00–17.00

Week commencing 17 August
Open 11.00–17.00 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Week commencing 24 August and onwards
Open 10.00–17.00 every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

033 0058 0058


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