Becoming a Member of Friends of the National Railway Museum 


Prefer to join by post?

Click here to download our application form



Choose which category of membership you want. 


The membership fees are shown below


Renewing your membership?

Click here for our renewal page

Annual Membership (valid for twelve months, from the date of registration)

Unwaged Membership - for students, registered unemployed, registered disabled and those who have retired.

Family Membership - for a maximum of four persons, two or three of whom are under 18 years of age, residing at the same address.

Gift Aid - if you pay income tax in the UK, including tax deducted on any wages or salaries under PAYE rules or capital gains tax, equal to the amount the charity is claiming in the tax year in which the donation is made, we may claim currently 25% of that donation from the Inland Revenue.

Benefits of joining

Discounts in the Museum’s shops, restaurants and car park.

Opportunities to travel, on steam specials all over the country (eg Flying Scotsman) with our on-board trolley.

The satisfaction of being involved with the world’s leading railway museums.

A quarterly magazine, NRM Review, which carries information relating to the Museum and articles on a variety of railway topics (with a supplement, Half Fare, for younger members).

Programmes of talks in York, London and Shildon.

Opportunities to help run sales stands at model railway shows and other railway events.


Occasional events exclusive for Friends.

Opportunities to get involved as a volunteer.

Annual trips to overseas railway museums and railway-related attractions. 



  Full membership (ordinary)             £22.00

  Full membership (unwaged/retired) £16.50

  Junior membership (under 18)        £11.00

  Family membership                        £33.00

  Retired Couple membership            £25.00

  Group Membership                         £40.00

  Life Membership  -  available here