Theatre – ‘The Railway Children’ @ The National Railway Museum, York (to 5 Sept)

The Railway Children is returning to platform 2 at The National Railway Museum from 23rd July.

One of the nation’s best loved novels truly comes to life using a unique theatre setting at the Museum. This magical production follows the journey of Bobby, Peter and Phyllis as they tell the story of how they became The Railway Children.  The audience sits on station platforms either side of a real train track, featuring the Stirling Single- a beautiful 60 tonne steam locomotive, it really is one of the most spectacular and breathtaking theatrical events.


Why not enjoy some pre-show treats before the performance with our special afternoon tea packages and tasty barbeque!  Afternoon Tea is available every Friday and Saturday (during the show dates only) between 15.00 to 17.00. Price £8 per person (or £9.50 if ordered on the day). Pre-order by calling 01904 686227.

Sizzling barbeque bites will be served in the NRM South Yard for pre-show evening performances only. Available one hour before the show starts.


  • For dates and times of performances, plus cost of tickets, call the York Theatre Royal Box Office on 01904 623568
  • Or visit

For more information
See the Fun Kids review on the National Railway Museum