About Search Engine, our library and archive centre

Usual opening times:
Wednesday – Saturday, 10am–5.30pm

Search Engine is our library and archive centre. We're now open 4 days a week, Wednesday to Saturday 10am–5.30pm.

If you wish to consult archival material please let us know in advance of a visit so we can reserve you a place in our research room.

At Search Engine you can: 

  • Drop in and get help with railway-related questions
  • Research railway topics
  • Access original material from our archives
  • Find a quiet area to study
  • Listen to oral history recordings from people who've worked on the railways
  • Watch railway films
  • See items from our collection in our exhibition area

Also available:

  • WiFi access
  • Group study room (must be pre-booked on 01904 686235)

Contact us

Search Engine
National Railway Museum
Leeman Road
YO26 4XJ
email: search.engine@nrm.org.uk

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