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.
Search Engine Assistant Peter Thorpe reveals the story behind a weird and wonderful document from our collection.
Archivist Alison Kay reveals the story behind this apparently illegible letter from our archives.
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.