A right royal time at the NRM


From celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to sharing your Flying Scotsman memories, the National Railway Museum has plenty of entertainment on offer.

This May half-term holiday, celebrate the jubilee in style with the NRM’s special family activities. Learn about how the railways have changed during The Queen’s 70-year reign with hands-on activities everyone can enjoy, and the museum’s ever-popular Build A Locomotive event is back. Find out more here.

You can also explore the British royals’ love of railway travel – a special relationship that produced fascinating bespoke trains, in this upcoming exhibition. Get up close to unique objects from the NRM’s collection, and discover a special episode of Curator with a Camera, that takes you inside the exquisite royal carriages. Click here to find out more.

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Meanwhile, don’t miss the chance to see a magnificent selection of images from the first ever Young Railway Photographer of the Year competition, as reported, showcasing the very best railway photography by contributors aged 25 and under, including all the winning shots. Be sure to visit before the exhibition closes on May 22. Find out more here.

And finally, to mark the centenary of Flying Scotsman in 2023, the NRM is putting together a new exhibition that will capture the human stories behind the legend. The team behind the exhibition wants to hear from you to help it – get the details here.

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