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The National Railway Museum in York has reimagined a set of classic railway travel posters from its collection to reflect government advice during the lockdown.

Originally intended to promote holiday destinations served by railway companies, historic railway posters were often created by well-known artists of the day to entice passengers to holiday destinations. The National Railway Museum has a collection of 10,700 of these posters. Many are available to buy here. (https://www.ssplprints.com/category/18345/poster)

While we can’t visit these destinations currently, we hope that these reimagined posters might raise a smile and give people something to look forward to once restrictions are lifted. The set of posters are also available to download for free from the National Railway Museum website (https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/vintage-travel-posters-reimagined/)