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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

For those with a love of trains it's a must. For those with a love of history, essential. For those with a love of great big shiny things, a magpies nest. Seriously this is an amazing museum dedicated to the history of trains and rail...More

Thank Sandy W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the best museums that I have ever visited!!! Interesting (for everyone, no matter what age!), very well organised and though exhibition. Even though I'm not really interested in trains, I just loved it :)

Thank ulkal2017
Reviewed yesterday

Stunning collection of Britain's rail history. Informative and well laid out displays. Interactive models. Superb day out

Thank ardeer1
Reviewed 2 days ago

this was about the only free museum in York - and it was very interesting. Nicely set out with the café set out as a dining car. Loved looking at the old Royal trains and passenger trains which reminded me of my early rail journeys...More

Thank Sperry2703
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm not a massive train fan, but my eldest certainly is and was wide eyed in wonder the first time we came! You can go in or on a few of the trains, but not most of them. But there's other stuff to do from...More

Thank Waddler
Reviewed 2 days ago

Bigger than expected and very interesting. Model railway is poor. Best part is that it is free. Well worth the visit.

Thank Blackrat993
Reviewed 2 days ago

May 15, 2017 - While visiting York on a cool, rainy day, we decided to stop at the National Railway Museum and it was a good choice. The museum is huge but it is easy to navigate. We enjoyed not only reading about the various...More

Thank JerryH9905
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was much bigger and more interesting than expected- free to get in although donations are welcomed. Cute cafe area and plenty of trains to go in and out of to keep kids amused. Not being a massive train lover I was pleasantly surprised we...More

Thank beth89
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love this place, the engines are fantastic they now have a Japanese Bullet train as well as the Mallard.

Thank Maxpower_13
Reviewed 2 days ago

Didn't really click with me although plenty to see especially in the main hall. The one thing that sticks in the mind was the "barrage" of notices telling you not to touch or climb on the trains. Not convinced a lot of damage could be...More

Thank Bobbyx
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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
9 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.