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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

A trip to York isn’t complete without a visit to York Railway Museum. The museum is located a short walk from the functioning rail station. Follow the signs for platforms 10 & 11 then follow the signs across a car park then across a road...More

Thank CatherinePace
Reviewed yesterday

Love this museum.The minature railway signalling display was great, along with the whole museum experience. Will definitely return.

Thank NewZealand-7
Reviewed yesterday

Take out 3 bits of Eurostar, an enormous Chinese loco and a Japanese bullet train (the latter two have been unchanged for years) and what's left seems to diminish year by year. no wonder steam engines are being given away without consultation. Please get a...More

Thank Steveh242424
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent history of railways with many original engines and carriages you can go into. They have talks by expert staff on many aspects of railways. You can even go outside to a special viewing area to see trains at York Station. The museum is easily...More

Thank Danny K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great museum. Mainly because it free. Recommend bringing your own lunch, parking was a bit pricey but when isn't it. Trains were cool. Sent around 3hrs there.

Thank shajie2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

A “must see” museum, even for the non railway enthusiast. From the Rocket to Eurostar it was fascinating.

Thank alipouget
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. Seeing the well presented trains in all there glory. Having tea and scones on the platform of the station.what an amazing experience.

Thank Bill F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Perfect place for enthusiasts and non enthusiasts alike. We looked around and it was free. Had a bowl of lovely soup and crusty bread. The museum itself is well worth the visit.

Thank Stephenclifford57
Reviewed 5 days ago

I can't say that either myself or my wife have any sort of passion for trains, but this was a thoroughly enjoyable experience that took us back in time with many fond memories. We found the 1914-18 war ambulance trains and exhibition extremely interesting and...More

Thank AlanW566
Reviewed 5 days ago

Free to enter (can make a donation). Wonderful exhibits and great record of the history of railway. Plenty to see but was a little bit disappointed with the model railway as there was only a 'light' engine in action.

Thank David W
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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.