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
- WiFi access
- Group study room (must be pre-booked on 01904 686235)
National Railway Museum