Our archive is full of treasures, including this wonderful drawing for a new locomotive for the fourth Duke of Sutherland.
What makes trainspotting such a popular hobby, and what should spotters do to keep safe? Amy Banks reveals what she’s learned while researching our Trainspotting season.
Archivists normally hate the media describing archives as “lost” and “discovered”. My only excuse for using such tired clichés is that this collection actually was lost and discovered.
Author Diccon Bewes recounts the journey he made researching his new book ‘Slow Train to Switzerland’, following in the footsteps of an intrepid 19th century holidaymaker.
Learn more about the labyrinthine history of one of the museum’s most well-loved objects.
Find out more about how the directories in our library could be useful for researching your family history.
Archivist Alison Kay reveals some beautiful items from the Wolverton Works archive.
Archivist Alison Kay picks out some culinary highlights from our collection.
In Search Engine, our archive and library centre, we receive many thousands of enquiries each year by letter and email. We get some fascinating questions, and one recent query was quite unusual, so I thought I’d share it with you.
You’ve heard of outreach, but what do our ‘Inreach’ volunteers get up to at the museum’s library and archive?
What happened to lost property in Victorian railway stations? Ruth Leach delves into the archives to find out.
A delve into the Museum’s archives reveals a railway design icon.