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Behind-the-scenes Tour

Go behind the scenes at the museum with a curator-led tour of areas not ordinarily open to the public.

30 April, 21 May and 18 June
£40 per person

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Talks and tours

Join us for a dedicated welcome from a leading curator at the National Railway Museum and the opportunity to enter the museum before it opens to the public. You will have exclusive access to the museum's Workshop to learn more about the restoration work and engineering marvels first-hand, as well as experiencing the sights and smells of the prep bay, where locomotives are conditioned for mainline service.

The tour then continues in the Art Store and Archives, where you will encounter some fascinating collection objects with unique stories to tell, including the original drawing of Trevithick’s first locomotive and the British Rail Flying Saucer…

Following the tour, tea, coffee and freshly baked pastries will be served in the Mallard Café at 10.30am.

To reserve your place, please book online or call 0844 815 3139.

Terms and conditions:

Participants must be aged 18+ and be physically able to walk through working industrial environments. Unfortunately, due to the layout of the Workshops and Archive stores, we are unable to provide wheelchair access. Participants should avoid wearing high heels, including stilettos, and loose clothing, especially with zips, that can catch on furniture and machinery. Please don’t take food or drink into the Workshops or Archives.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please contact us via email (nrm@nrm.org.uk) by Wednesday 25 April, 16 May and 13 June respectively so that we can make sure everything is prepared for your visit.

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