UK & Ireland Heritage Railways

Railways by Name

Please select a letter.

National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum - The Warehouse National Railway Museum - Duchess in Main Hall



York, YO26 4XJ


4ft 8½in

The National Railway Museum at York and Shildon is the world’s leading museum of rail transport, with an unrivalled collection of objects illustrating 300 years of railway history and development – including star locomotives such as A4 Mallard, Flying Scotsman, Duchess Of Hamilton and Shinkansen.

Almost 1,000,000 visitors per year come to marvel at iconic locos and rolling stock; research railway history in Search Engine, our extensive research and archive centre; watch engineering work in progress in the Workshop; browse our object-filled Warehouse; and enjoy our rolling programme of special events and exhibitions.

The National Railway Museum website at was recently completely overhauled, and is updated several times a day with new videos, images, events, locomotive moves, press releases, interactive gadgets, resource guides and much more, providing exhaustive coverage of our activities. You can also get a close-up look at our work with our behind-the-scenes blog, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and more.

The website also provides access to our research resources and staff, and allows you to browse over 26,000 items from our collections online – from historic locomotives to the tools that helped build the railway they ran on – and read and hear stories about how the railways revolutionized the world.