Our collection

Our collection includes over 1,000,000 objects from over 300 years of railway history.

Locomotives and rolling stock

Duchess of Hamilton is just one of nearly 300 rail vehicles in the National Collection.

Railway posters

A comprehensive archive of railway style and graphic design.

Art

See how artists have been inspired by the railway.

Photos

Some of our 1.75 million images of 160 years of railways, vehicles, workshops and workers.

Building the railways

Signalling and telecommunications, stationary engines, and more.

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Running the railways

Railway furniture, timepieces, and fixtures and fittings from railway buildings.

Using the railways

Postcards, railway models, tickets, passes, labels, toys and much more.

Railway film

Classic documentaries and footage of historic locomotives and rolling stock.

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