Entry is free, but a donation is encouraged as a contribution towards the cost of managing, displaying and maintaining this incredible national collection.
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National Railway Museum (NRM)
The National Railway Museum (NRM) in York claims to house the largest collection of railway-related objects in the world.
The museum hosts a mixture of permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Its collection encompasses a wide-range of historic railway-related items including:
- steam, diesel and electric locomotives;
- passenger & freight rolling stock;
- permanent way items;
- signalling & telecommunications equipment;
- station furniture;
- uniforms & badges;
- clocks & watches;
- name plates & number plates;
- headboards & coats of arms;
- notices, signs & posters;
- tickets & timetables;
- photographs, paintings & sketches;
- maps & plans;
- distance diagrams & signalling diagrams;
- construction drawings & other railway-related documents;
- teaching and training aids;
- menus, cutlery, glassware & crockery;
- railway company road vehicles;
- railway models & layouts;
- and other miscellaneous items.
Full details are available online via the museum's own website (see External Links below).