What were the dangers of early rail travel? How did the arrival of steam power shape our landscape? What will the train of the future look like? The museum team unravel questions like these to tell the story of the railways.
Research in our First World War records reveals an unusual character…
How did the railways offer coastal defence and a morale boost to communities fearing invasion?
A woman’s work is never done—especially not on the railways when there’s a war on.
Ellen Tait explores her family’s experiences of the First World War.
Our collections include some of the greats of railway history—but we also value the less well-remembered, everyday objects that tell the story of rail.
As part of our redevelopment of Station Hall, we’ve been busy with a people’s history project to capture personal stories of the railways.
The redevelopment of Kings Cross Station has been awarded an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage in the area of conservation.
We’ve recently acquired a concept model which is of one of the rarer examples of railway traction – a locomotive that was never built.
Archive collections and personal histories can help us paint a picture of life for a station master across the last century.
From the early days to visions of the future, our archive offers a picture of Manchester Piccadilly over the years.
Discover the story of a father and daughter who, when it came to station work, chose to keep it in the family.
For Picture of the Week, Mark Green has chosen this vertigo-inducing shot of the widening of a railway cutting in Liverpool in 1881.