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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
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

My Husband & I visited here on a recent day out to York. I had never being but my Husband had being years ago. We came in on the park & ride as didn't want to pay £9 for parking. We spent around 3 hours...More

Thank Rebecca Q
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This museum contains an excellent collection of trains from all over the world and time; from right back to the steam engine to the most up to date trains running in Japan. The place is huge and has multiple trains you can visit inside and...More

Thank ModestlyAmazing
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Really interesting, vast museum on the history of British railways. Can easily spend half a day here at least, entrance is free with a small recommended donation. Really excellent even for non train-enthusiasts

Thank Senslomo
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Spent a few hours in the museum on a recent trip to York. Surprised that I found it very interesting as I am not really into trains. Well worth a visit. Admission was free although the I was happy to put a donation in the...More

Thank Dundancar
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Have been coming back to this museum ever since I was a child. Always enjoy it.There is always something new to find here.

Thank Sophie N
Reviewed 10 January 2017

It's close to the York Station, and it's free. It definitely worth a couple of hours of discovery and learning. It's quite nicely layout, easy to walk around, & you also can dine next to the train exhibits. I had quite a decent lunch there....More

Thank WiLFLL
Reviewed 9 January 2017

So much history under two roofs, from the Rocket through the Mallard, Flying Scotsman and various Royal carriages to the Eurostar and Japanese bullet train. The museum is excellently presented with something for everyone - engineers, cartographers, industrial historians and even some politics of rail....More

Thank DavidLGardner
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a great Museum for railway enthusiasts and young families. It's packed full of history, technology, places to eat and drink, and provides lots of space and interest for children as young as 2. You can contribute what you choose to the cost of...More

Thank smtr550
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Went here while visiting York for my boyfriends birthday. A brilliant outing and really interesting even for a none train lover like me. Some of the trains are amazing to see and the history and museum brilliant. And just asks for a donation, definitely advice...More

Thank Natalie S
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Extensive collection of trains and train-related things from throughout the history of railways (Rocket up to bullet train). Things are laid out so you can just wander round on your own and spend as much or as little time as you want - particularly as...More

Thank skittledog
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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.