Head of Locomotion Sarah Price looks ahead to 2025, which marks 200 years of railway passenger travel.
Keep up to date with the latest goings-on at the museum, see what we have planned for the future and take a peek behind the scenes with our fantastic volunteers.
Martyn Halman tells an intriguing story sparked by a recently unearthed drawing on tracing paper.
Wonderlab artist Pippa Hale provides an insight into her work on Play Revolution, a crucial part of our new gallery.
Lawrence Jones explores the life of infamous WHSmith bookstall manager Mr Olney.
Faris Al-Ali unveils the story of an extraordinary railway bookstall that will feature in our redeveloped Station Hall.
Bob explores the issue of rolling contact fatigue and October 2000’s Hatfield rail crash—and new technology that could prevent it from happening again.
Hornby delve into their expansive back catalogue of Flying Scotsman models as celebrations for the famous loco’s centenary begin.
Another update from Law on the joy of prototyping, and how visitors have got involved.
How a small revolution took place in our extensive collection of railway timetables.
Debs, from exhibit developer Stand + Stare, shares progress on development of our conductive wall exhibit including a recent visit to the museum.
Alex and Tania share a few highlights of our first set of archived corporate records.