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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent day out walking through the history of trains,train journeys and railway history from across the UK and beyond. Interesting displays of model trains and general rail paraphernalia. Anyone over a certain age will recall many of the displays, machines, carriages and signs.They have some...More

Thank suedeblue
Reviewed yesterday

Excellent way to spend a few hours for any age. Entrance fee by donation. Plenty of seating for refreshments in both main areas.

Thank 526clanger
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’m not into trains so wouldn’t have paid to go but as this was free we thought we’d give it a go whilst in York for a couple of nights. It was quite interesting. The interiors of the trains can be seen through the windows...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed yesterday

If you like trains then you must visit the museum and if you don't it can still be an informative interesting visit.Free to enter is always a bonus.The staff are very helpful and friendly and it is worth listening to the talks they give about...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place lots to see and very impressive. The cafes in amongst the trains is a nice touch. What else is there to say the trains are very impressive.

Thank Sasagawa
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well- who would have thought that a railway museum would provide such a spectacular backdrop to an awards evening? It was simply stunning! Dressed with lights and with great service the only fault I could find is that the toilets are at one end and...More

Thank Nicola M
Reviewed 2 days ago

It doesn't really need any comments from me. There's nowhere else like it and, even if you're only remotely interested in trains, it is well worth a couple of hours of your time. My only complaint is that they has a huge collection of railway...More

Thank Tarzanstripes
Reviewed 2 days ago

The National Railway Museum provides a wonderful opportunity to see up close the development of locomotives and railroad cars since the invention of steam engines through to diesel engines. Really an eye opener at the size, complexity, and probably pollution produced by these monsters (one...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The staff are super enthusiasts willing to answer and encourage any questions you might have with terrific responses. The trains they have on display are amazing reminds me of trains I use to catch at the seaside when I was younger. If your in york...More

Thank Katie O
Reviewed 2 days ago

So much to see for the whole family and it is free!! Parking just down the road for 10 pounds. Also has a nice little cafe that does very good gluten free soup and has very friendly staff

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23 August 2017|
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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.