York press releases

  • First spotter's manual written by a Miss?

    26 Aug 2014

    As part of its preparatory research for its September-March Trainspotting season, research at the National Railway Museum has discovered that the stereotyped 'spotter' couldn't be further from the origins of the much misunderstood hobby.

  • MOR Music Festival acoustic line-up announced

    02 Jun 2014

    The acoustic line-up for the MOR Music Festival to be held at the National Railway Museum on the 6th September has been announced.

  • Train Museum Director takes on the Trams

    27 May 2014

    Paul Kirkman, the director of the National Railway Museum took a break from his desk to have a go on the Manchester Model Tramway tram set currently in the Great Hall as part of the half term activities.

  • Open for Business Opens for Business

    13 May 2014

    Staff at the National Railway Museum have been preparing the gallery space ready for its newest showcase, Open for Business, which opens on Friday.  The exhibition features the work of nine Magnum photographers who worked with industries in England to capture ‘behind the scenes’ images of industry and manufacturing.

  • Museum searches for Favourite Railway Toy of all Time

    09 May 2014

    The National Railway Museum is asking the nation what are the favourite railway toys of all time as it prepares for a major exhibition in 2015 exploring the theme of Railways and Childhood.

  • Museum on Track for Award Success

    09 May 2014

    Staff at the National Railway Museum were celebrating another award win at last night’s Visit York Tourism Awards.

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