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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

This is a must place to visit if you are in York. It is packed full of superb examples of the steam age. You can spend many hours here and not get bored. It is worth going in to see the Mallard.... a truly great...More

Thank John H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Trains are not really my thing but there is plenty to see and for all would really recommend for a family outing under shelter.

Thank Paul P
Reviewed yesterday

First of all, let me say that it was delightful that there was no admission fee. We had some free time, and I thought that we would just pop in since there was no charge, and we stayed much longer than I had anticipated. The...More

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just love this place and is free of charge! You don't need to be a trains lover to appreciate the museum. You can have a great walk, drink and eat something, learn and enjoy. Fantastic for families and you can take a cheap street train...More

Thank 68treboR
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent day out and very informative. Lots of trains from all eras and good demonstrations organised throughout the day

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great railway museum. You can go on some of the trains. You can walk under a train & see it's under carriage. Lots of locomotives & many different colors.

Thank Deb873
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are in York then this is an absolute MUST! Free to go in (donations are asked for) it’s huge and packed full of great history and the trains that’s are on show are just outstanding. The great hall is just something else !...More

Thank McMu6298
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is such an interesting place to visit. So many trains to see . Royal train history. Very well set out. Great place to spend 2 hours or longer if a real train enthusiast.

Thank sandra s
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Today we visited the museum for the afternoon, traveling from Leeds. I would just like to say we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. We managed to spend 4 hours visiting the exhibits, chillaxing in the cafe having lunch and just exploring such a large museum....More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a great place full of old trains (obviously!) And plenty of other historical artifacts. Nice and easy to find, we walked fron the city centre and spent around 3 hours here looking at the displays, amazing to see royal coaches from yesteryear and how...More

Thank caisterboy
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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.