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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

I was not compelled to donate £5 per pax as what the earlier posts mentioned. The girl at the counter was friendly and handed me a map of the place. The trains are massive and interesting. There are rides for kids and a playground outdoors.

Thank Lin Z
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed it but I like trains . Especially liked the viewing platform and free entry and that it was close to unipart rail and York station. So you can walk to your train or go trainspotting with a Costa coffee in hand. Also very warm...More

Thank phillip k
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great museum. So much to see so little time and I'm not that much of a railway enthusiast! Really worth a visit.

Thank Penny330
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum along with the Museum of Flight in Seattle are the best transportation museums we have visited. This museum has everything related to trains - from very early trains all the way to Japanese bullet trains. The various exhibits adjacent to the Great Hall...More

Thank B L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are visiting York and have a spare half day, or more if you have the time, this is a must place to visit. It is very professional and well laid out. The volunteers are very friendly and informative. The collection of locomotives is...More

Thank Andy_Mel65
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is more here to look at than you'd expect. Nit just some lovely old ( and not so old) trains, but a decent collection of Royal Carriages and a vast amount of railway ephemera and "stuff".

Thank Mike_Lacey81
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fabulous felt like pure indulgence and luxury excellent value for money and I would recommend to everyone fabulous

Thank julestyrrell66
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm not a train enthusiast, but this is a great experience. There is so much to see, and the social and economic history behind the exhibits is fascinating. We joined an excellent talk by an Explainer who was knowledgeable, informative and a great communicator. The...More

Thank Persicaria2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

Delighted to see our very early railway commemorated here. We spent a total of 6 hours here over 2 days! Tracking down Cornish railway connections.

Thank warrenwills
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Cafe was very atmospheric felt like I was in an old railway carriage. The Royal Train was fascinating to see.

Thank QueenIzzy999
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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.