Flying Scotsman

Whats On

All events take place at the museum unless otherwise stated. Download our season brochure as a PDF (533kb).

Starring Scotsman

February 25 - June 19, 2016

Free | York

A free exhibition in our Gallery focusing on the celebrity of arguably the world's most famous locomotive. Why is Flying Scotsman so well-known and how has that fame manifested itself? What is it about this particular engine that has captured the imagination of generations worldwide? Please note the locomotive isn't part of Starring Scotsman.

Need for speed (family science show)

February 27, 2016 - July 31, 2016

Free | York

Why are we always trying to go faster? How are we able to travel so fast on trains and which famous locomotives have broken incredible speed records? All this and more in our fast paced interactive science show which explores our need for speed!

Running daily during weekend and school holidays. For school trip bookings click here.

Flying Scotsman and the Shildon Shed Bash

July 23, 2016 - July 31, 2016

Free | Shildon

Scotsman will be joined by some special guests at this free event. As well as being in light steam daily with accompanying locomotives, there will be cab access, themed family events, exclusive photography events and more.

Scotsman on the tracks

May 10, 2016 - September 25, 2016

See individual tours for details

See Flying Scotsman in action across the UK throughout 2016 and beyond. Riley & Son (E) Ltd is managing the operation of the locomotive for the first two years. Follow the link for information and booking from our tour partners.