Since 2006 the train has been undergoing an extensive restoration and has now completed the last phases of the £4.2million project to bring the legend back to life. You’ll be able to see the world’s most famous locomotive at the NRM from 26 February to 7 March and from 25 March to 8 May.

The Flying Scotsman was originally built in Doncaster for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER), emerging from the works on 24 February 1923. It was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley as part of the A1 class – the most powerful locomotives used by the railway. By 1924, when it was selected to appear at the British Empire Exhibition in London, the loco had been given the name ‘Flying Scotsman’ after the London to Edinburgh rail service which started daily at 10am in 1862.

You’ll be able to see the engine in the North yard at the National Railway museum on Thursday 25 February from 4pm until 10pm, up until 2nd March.

Don’t miss out as there’s a season of exciting activities including family science shows, exhibitions and special photography events.

The National Railway Museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm in the winter and 10am to 6pm in the summer.

For more information about the season and to book tickets for the special events visit