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Displays & exhibitions in Search Engine

If you missed our display of royal train-related items, Search Engine Assistant Peter Thorpe has picked out some highlights for blog readers to enjoy.

Last week, Alison mentioned the royal train-related material which was going on display over the weekend to mark the Royal Wedding. Below are a few images of the exhibits that were on show for visitors to browse – including posters, drawings and photographs.

Display of Royal train material in Edmonson Room, 29 April – 2 May.
Posters advertising the Royal wedding
A rather ornate Great Eastern Railway ticket

Among the drawings were three from Wolverton Works for Queen Victoria’s Saloon. This one shows the vehicle in its original form as two separate six-wheeled carriages. It was converted into one vehicle in 1895.


We regulary put on displays of archive material in the Edmondson Room in Search Engine, our research and archive centre – usually in connection with events held in the museum. We had a display of diesel traction related items for the Class 37 event in October, and an exhibition of engineering drawings during the Model Railway Weekend in November.

We’ve also put on displays for a number of visiting groups, including the Colonel Stephens Society and the Deltic Preservation Society.

Our next planned display is for the Flying Scotsman Preview Weekend on 28-30 May. We will have a selection of 4472-related items from our archives, and visitors will hopefully be able to get a good view of the engine itself on the turntable as they view the exhibition in the Edmondson Room.

So if you’re planning a visit to the museum during that weekend, remember to pay us a visit in Search Engine.

In the meantime, you can catch up on Alison’s original post here.

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