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National Railway Museum

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Address: Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
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+44 844 815 3139
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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For a fantastic day out for the whole family in York, visit the award...

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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Took a small train from the Minster (3£ one way). The museum is free admission. Very interesting crime solving game to play. The display of the engines is stunning. A real feast... read more

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took a small train from the Minster (3£ one way). The museum is free admission. Very interesting crime solving game to play. The display of the engines is stunning. A real feast for all railway enthusiasts.

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Marshfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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Loads of potential but clearly set up and run by "rail anoraks", the museum needs a "living concept" makeover. Frankly, its a little staid. If you just want to SEE locos etc, then fine, but having recently visited the Culloden Battlefield museum not to mention Jorvik, there are a load of opportunities missed here. Better Lighting, costumed period actors, more... More 

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Yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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Amazing place with so much to do. One of the best things to do in York especially if it's raining. Great for both young and old and lovely eating areas.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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From the very distant past to more modern times it is all there. Great location and great layout to just wander in the items frozen in time. Incredible restorations and preservations, a must see for all ages. Great to photograph

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york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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This is a huge place and you need a good few hours to do it justice. It is very well set out but it is up to you where you go, what you see and how long you want to take. There are hundreds of trains of every variety, country and year. The British Royal coaches are particularly worth seeing.... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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Excellent day out for the whole family.Free entry.Trains you can get on board the platform. A look into the royal trains of yesteryear.A chance to sit in the bullet train from a Tokyo. A great hands on hall for the children to be interactive,and learn.

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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My 6 yr old is a train enthusiast and so we really enjoyed our visit here. Lots of old steamies and more modern fast trains. A great cafe to have lunch in. Just 2 hrs each way by train from London. Makes for a great day trip.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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My grandchildren wanted to visit the museum so we took them for an afternoon out, they enjoyed their visit and I am sure we will be going again

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What a great place to visit for young and old. I live in York and visit at least twice a year. Great bus service to the door from RAWCLIFFE Park&Ride.

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I took my small godson (4) who loves trains more than most. He was hugely excited before, during and after the visit. It's a very large space (wear comfy shoes) to explore with a huge range of trains and train related exhibits from previously operational engines and stock to an enormous collection of model trains of all scales. I wouldn't... More 

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