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Address: Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
Phone Number: +44 844 815 3139
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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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Lovely place to visit especially if you are in to trains and history really good for kids to with a few extra bits for them to do we also went on the mallard experience which was... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Lovely place to visit especially if you are in to trains and history really good for kids to with a few extra bits for them to do we also went on the mallard experience which was definitely worth a try lots of places to have a nice sit and rest toilets were nice to a few different places to have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great experience for younger kids - our 3 year old loved it, particularly riding the miniature locomotive. Loads of interactive stuff for him to do and free entry so obviously very well worth a couple of hours. Good rainy day option. It's a bit of a walk from the city centre but there's a regular land train most days.... More 

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What I found most surprising was that there was nothing surprising about it. Under-interpreted, with little more than names and dates for many specimens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You could have a full weekend here and still it wouldn't be enough time. we are not train anoracks but this is an amazing place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great place to see both steam engines and diesel from the past. It's a vast place with places to eat and even afternoon tea in a railway carriage Child friendly too with events organised to entertain It's also free which means you can come back but please give a donation as otherwise it be could be lost... More 

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Great couple of hours with my wife and baby, very interesting and amazing trains, loved the old trains, would recommend a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This really is a fantastic museum that covers all aspects of rail history with stunning exhibits. I particularly enjoyed the Royal train tour. The "explainer" provided a very informative and entertaining tour around the trains used by various British monarchs through the ages. There are good eating options in the museum and although free entrance they suggest a £5 donation... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is such a lovely museum to visit if you like trains. There are a wide variety of trains to see, and a workshop as well. We were lucky enough to be there to see the turntable demonstration, which was a really great experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visit the NRM every year when we are in York and we always enjoy it. Every time we go there is something new to catch the attention. The exhibition of the World War One hospital train was fascinating.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to spend a few hours even if you're not a train enthusiast! I love the displays of the royal carriages in particular. Great free tours, talks and demonstrations - the turntable one is pretty impressive. Great for all ages and group types. Would highly recommend.

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