The National Railway Museum

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Company overview

Home to iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering brilliance, we celebrate the past, present and future of innovation on the railways.

We have a clear mission – to inspire the engineers of tomorrow. To succeed we need to do more; we need partnerships with organisations who are passionate about rail and engineering, and who recognise the importance of helping to inspire a new generation of engineers and operators.

Vision 2025 is our ambitious masterplan project to completely transform the National Railway Museum in York and our sister site, Locomotion, in County Durham, attracting over 50% more visitors a year.

Working with you in partnership is essential to our future. Together we can positively impact UK industry through the promotion of science, technology, engineering and maths to build the workforce of the future.

Why become a corporate partner?

We offer a wide range of benefits for our corporate partners to show our appreciation of their support and the work they enable us to do, including:

  • Opportunities to network with high profile industry leaders
  • Raise your company profile by aligning with Science Museum Group
  • Showcase your organisation through acknowledgement on our donor board
  • Discounts on entertaining clients or workaway from the office in our unique event spaces
  • Achieve your corporate social responsibility ambitions and enhance social value
  • Address the skills gap inspire people to pursue careers in science and engineering
  • Celebrate achievements at our annual Director’s Dinner held at National Railway Museum
  • Wow clients and colleagues with exclusive access to behind the scenes tours
  • Help us become the World’s Railway Museum as a partner in our ambitious redevelopment plans, Vision 2025.

Vision 2025 will transform the National Railway Museum, York, and Locomotion in Shildon.

With this investment, our transformed museums will show the cutting-edge innovations shaping our world today—alongside the extraordinary birth and growth of the railways.

By celebrating the past, present and future of railways and engineering, we will capture the hearts and minds of the next generation of engineers, innovators and thinkers.

Find out more about Vision 2025

There's never been a more exciting time to get involved with the National Railway Museum.

Our plans will transform the museum, creating a showcase for Britain’s pioneering role in the development of the railways that shaped the modern world.

By joining us at this exciting time, you will play a pivotal role in helping us safeguard our precious national heritage, reach out to new audiences across the UK and the world, and bring to life more than a million objects in imaginative new ways.

Contact us for bespoke sponsorship opportunities.

Download our corporate partnerships brochure (PDF)

York Central is a 45-hectare development created in partnership with Network Rail, Homes England, City of York Council and our museum.

It promises to transform our corner of the city, redeveloping former railway land to create 2,500 homes and a commercial quarter creating up to 6,500 jobs.

We are poised to become the cultural anchor—the heartbeat—of the York Central development, which is one of the largest city-centre brownfield regeneration projects in Europe.

Find out more about York Central

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