MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN
The impact of the Coronavirus
Plans have been announced for re-opening of the museums, at both Shildon and York. Locomotion opened on Tuesday 28 July, and the National Railway Museum on Tuesday 4 August.
Initially the museums will only be open on certain days of the week and for restricted hours, with not all facilities available, although these are planned to be extended gradually. While admission remains free, it is necessary to book an entrance ticket on line in advance. Details of how this can be done are published on the National Railway Museum website.
We are in discussion with the Museum’s management to establish when and how the Friends may be able to resume working from our office, but for the time being this remains closed. However, we are now able to progress membership renewal letters, but if you wish to contact us please continue to do so by email. The next edition of ‘Review’ is on schedule for publication in the last week of October.
We will update information on the website as and when there is more news to tell including arrangements for the postponed Annual General Meeting.
Chairman, Friends of the National Railway Museum