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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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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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One of the best museums I've ever been too and im.not a train fanatic I adored every minute there and spent most of the day there as was huge with so much to do and the best thing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the best museums I've ever been too and im.not a train fanatic I adored every minute there and spent most of the day there as was huge with so much to do and the best thing was it was mostly free (WATCH OUT FOR THE CAR PARK £9) wasn't a bad price considering it was all day but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Brilliant for all ages. Lots to see and do but give yourself plenty of time. Nice cafe with a lovely cream tea on offer.

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Thank Christine B
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our daughter loves trains, so this was a natural place to go. I hadn't been to York in years lots to see and do, most importantly for kids, lots to touch. Great day!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really interesting if your into trains, I'm not into trains & I really enjoyed seeing the exhibits, the cafe's are a bit over priced for what you get, but don't let that put you off visiting

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely place to explore Free of charge Cafe in the middle for hot drinks and meals. Not to be missed if planning a trip to york.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of activities for everyone including children. Superb. Very well run. Highly recommend. Things to spend money on but if you want to just go & look at trains it's free.

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Thank Christinenewmarch
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent and very interesting place to visit. Costs nothing to get in. Make a donation though when your there, this place needs to kept open.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very Good spent over 3hrs here .Very Good for family's lots to do for the children . Would recommend to other family & friends.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is worth visiting with or with out children. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit which was completed by a short ride on the Flying Scotsman. Fabulous 😊

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting and enjoyable, I loved the "Royal " trains. You can get the little shuttle bus from the centre of York to get there. Lovely cafe/food and gift shop

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