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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 3 September 2016 via mobile

Great day spent at one of Yorkshires proud museums! Great collection of trains my son loved it. He even attended a kids story telling which ran for about 15 mins (steam train themed of course) We also ate at the museum and the food was...More

Thank JWR-78
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Lots of cool trains in a great couple of areas to view them. Well worth a visit. We donated to the museum when we visited as its well worth it. Though some of the other things like to Mallard simulator and miniature train ride are...More

Thank Jimmyposhfan
Reviewed 3 September 2016

I grew up in the 1950s and loved watching steam trains. It was great to see the wonderful engines in the museum, plus all the supporting information, and the museum's "explainers". All this, and entry is free....but donations are welcome. I spent a really enjoyable...More

Thank Ian T
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This was our first visit and pleasantly surprised. It is well laid out and a first class attraction. The layout is very good for old, young and buggy's/wheelchairs. Very impressed. Don't forget to donate as it is free to enter.

Thank Steven R
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Took our 10 year old grandson.There is so much to see & do.Free entry.We gave a donation but they gave him a book which was very good.We had lunch there but you can also take your own food in.We spent about 3 hours there but...More

Thank jamlin
Reviewed 3 September 2016

So much to see and do here, take your best walking shoes. Great place for rail enthusiasts, historians or just kids (big ones too)

Thank David L
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Always love coming here and decided to take my son for a 7th birthday treat he loved the whole experience. hours and hours spent looking at the exhibitions he really enjoyed his day out. Now you can make this as cheap or expensive as you...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 3 September 2016

What an amazing museum and technically free (although you do get told of a £5 suggested donation on entry). Our son who is train mad loved it. Great shops and cafes too and many trains that you can get on board and have a look...More

Thank Clara1200
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The flying Scotsman was there when we went which was a special treat! Spent 6 hours here and loved every minute! So much information and so much to see. Some of the models were broken, which was a shame, but didn't really detract from the...More

Thank Karmen B
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Admittedly I am not a train fanatic, however my partner and I were tempted by the free admission and the close proximity to York Minster. Greeted by lovely warm-welcoming staff we were told various parts of relevant information before entering the museum. An area which...More

Thank Kallista K
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Response from AnnaPascal | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but the staff is very helpful, they might have a solution
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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.
1 April 2017|
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Response from SapperDaveCole | Reviewed this property |
I have to agree with Robert, Jorvik Centre which I understand has just been re opened after major flooding. The castle museum is excellent and the kids will love the 1970's toys. For the military history fans. Have a look in... More