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National Railway Museum

Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
+44 844 815 3139
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For a fantastic day out for the whole family in York, visit the award winning National Railway Museum. Get up close to over 300 years of fascinating history in York's only National Museum. Explore our giant halls full of trains and railway legends including the majestic Duchess of Hamilton, step on to the futuristic Japanese Bullet Train or marvel at the stunning opulence of the Royal Trains. Get on board awe-inspiring locomotives, watch our engineers at work in the Workshop, uncover hidden treasures in the Warehouse and make tracks to the outdoor area. The children can let off steam in our outdoor play area, and our miniature railway ride is perfect for the whole family. Every weekend and throughout the school holidays, the kids can enjoy a lively programme of events, including science shows, story telling, steam rides, craft activities and special events. Please note that calls to our listed phone number (0844...) cost 4.25p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.
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Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
+44 844 815 3139
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a large museum. 2 vast halls filled with amazing trains from the world of steam, diesel and electric. I would have liked to have touched more, sat in more carriages and had more interactive an experience however it was great. Kids loved to...More

Thank kesterflora
Reviewed yesterday

fantastic place to visit, we arrived at 10am just when the doors opened and it wasn't too busy for taking photos of all the trains etc etc,had a cuppa in the cafe as well. huge place ,would love to visit again sometime.

Thank 381posts
Reviewed yesterday

If you have children into trains and who enjoy museums then they will love it here. There is lots to see and do and a good day out to be had, not just educational but fun too

Thank Moo M
Reviewed yesterday

The National Railway Museum must be one of the best free attractions that I can think of. You really don't need to love trains to enjoy a pleasant couple of hours here. From York railway station it is an easy, well signposted ten minute walk....More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 2 days ago

No matter what age, this is a wonderful place to visit, whether you are a train lover or not. I guarantee you will be when you leave here. Be ready to spend a few hours to see all the areas that make up this massive...More

1  Thank magpie628
Reviewed 2 days ago

A superb couple of hours looking at trains old and new, the only sad point was to reflect on how rubbish the rail-system is these days. The PA system used at the turntable demonstration could do with improvement, although I guess the hall doesn't have...More

Thank Fifty-fifth
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great museum well laid out , friendley staff and clean toilets. Great place to bring children as there is a play area, and interactive things to do. They can also learn about our railways . It has Takern me many years to get to back...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great day out for all the family plenty to see and the free admission is great a minimum donation of £5 is advised which is nothing nowdays

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This national treasure of a museum, free to enter a railway buff would need a week or more to do the place justice, the Mallard, Bullet, and Royal trains were highlights for me, there are lots of places to eat. My only disappointment was in...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Even if you aren't a railway enthusiast - and I'm not - you will enjoy the National Railway Museum. See the carriage Queen Victoria travelled in.

Thank LKT53
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Response from Missajp | Reviewed this property |
No but they have stuff in the gift shop
8 July 2017|
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Response from AnnaPascal | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but the staff is very helpful, they might have a solution
9 April 2017|
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Response from JefB68 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure where Huby is but there are good links in local buses and the train station is right next to the museum.