Visit the Goathland Learning Coach where you unearth the stories behind our iconic heritage railway, spanning five decades of camaraderie, dedication, and shared passion for preserving a bygone era. 2023 was the 50th anniversary year of the opening of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and here we celebrate the contribution of all our volunteers through the decades. Explore our exhibition of photos and stories from our volunteers.

  • Drop-In Suitability: All
  • Times: From 09:00 to 16:00
  • Meeting Place: Learning Coach, Goathland Station
  • Booking: Pre-booking not required, just drop-in to see the exhibition

The NYMR's Trust is a not-for-profit charity, which focuses on both the education of all people of all backgrounds through the operation of a living museum demonstrating the impact of the coal-powered steam railway as a catalyst for the rapid expansion of the Industrial Revolution and a foundation of modern societies and economies. 

About Heritage Open Days

  • Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture. Running for ten days every September, the festival offers free access to heritage events and activities across England.
  • Heritage Open Days is brought to you by the National Trust with support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, and delivered locally by a large range of organisations (including civic societies, heritage organisations and local councils, community champions and thousands of enthusiastic volunteers).
  • For further details about the festival, visit