I did not know what to expect. What we encountered was more than I imagined possible. Two huge warehouses full of beautifully maintained and explained railway engines and carriages. The scale of the exhibits was as much the focus as the individual items.
A sense of humour crept into a few exhibits. In particular we laughed at some of the railway food posters and museum signage. It was clearly deliberate humour, subtle, and very well done.
The other vistors fell squarely into two age groups. Those bringing young children for a day out and an older set of mainly men. Enthusiasts wandering between the the engines delighting at the giant hulks of metal on show.
A second warehouse was home to a selection of Royal carriages. Between each train was a seating area and cafe. A few too many cafes but they were all busy and maybe provided a welcome resting place for tired partners of those enthusiasts captivated elsewhere.