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?
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.
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.
Having a locomotive named after you is no small honour—Lorna Hogger explores why two bear Eric Treacy’s name.