It’s not just humans who’ve got stories to tell—our Station Stories project also gathered lots of tales about man’s best friend.
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.
Love it or loathe it, the provision of food by railway companies has always been an important part of the rail passenger experience.
Steph, a volunteer on the Station Stories project, has selected some of her favourite tales that people have contributed so far.
The Station Stories project ventures further afield—and enlists the help of some young volunteers.
Intern Verity Smith shares some insights from her work on our Station Stories project.
What was life like for workers in a goods depot? Volunteer Alice Coltman has been exploring our archive for stories.
Think that a week relaxing at the beach is good for you? In the early 1900s, visiting the coast for a dip in the sea was thought to cure all manner of ailments. But what happened when the summer season was over and you had to leave all that fresh air and sea water behind?
Find out more about our Station Stories project and how we’re preserving memories of the railways for the future.
Get into the jubilee spirit with some festive photographs from our collection.