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“Mallard 75”

National Railway Museum
Ranked #1 of 214 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed 14 July 2013

On a recent trip to York (July 13th) I visited the national railway museum to see the A4 Mallard. I'm not really into trains, but I know of the Mallard and this meeting of the A4's is something special. It was busy, really, really busy, but it was worth it. We arrived at 0950 and were in the building at 1020. the displays and exhibits are excellent and the layout is easy to get round. If you can get there in the next couple of days for the Mallard 75 exhibit then go, if not go anyway as there's plenty to see and enjoy anyway.

Additionally there was a problem in the shop (which we never found out till later) which we e-mailed the museum about. Despite the busyness just now they replied and sorted the situation out first thing the next morning. Top class.

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Reviewed 14 July 2013

We travelled up from devon on the hottest weekend of the year but it was worth it. We first went in on Friday about 5ish there was no queue to get in and only a 5 min wait to get on the footplate of the Mallard. This is a good time to go but remember your camera unlike us!! This meant we had to return on Saturday (no great hardship!!) we arrived at 9.20 to find the a small queue but by the time we went in 10.05 the queue behind us was massive! Although it was busy around the A4's we managed to take all the photos we wanted and had just a 10min wait for footplate of The Nigel Gresley which was worth the wait as the guy who did our talk was actually one of drivers of this fabulous engine. We then went off to explore the rest of the museum and definitely recommend the signalling demonstration in the warehouse. We also had an informative presentation on the design of the A4s. The staff are knowledgable and helpful dispute the massive crowds. We left at 3 after a really enjoyable day and people were still queuing to go in. With or without the A4's this is a great day out.

1  Thank spicech
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

I went to the museum for an awards ceremony and was able to look around. I'm not particularly interested in trains but I must say that I found it fascinating. There are trains dating back to the start of the railways including a train used by Queen Victoria. There's lots to see

Thank pammyk187047
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Went especially for "Mallard 75" but the 6 engines were arranged so that it was impossible to get a photograph of the whole group.

The aviation museum at Pocklington made up for our disappointment here.

Thank Reuben D
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

The time we visited this museum was early July. The temperature outside was about 30c. So we decided to take cover and head for the Railway museum. I think everbody else in York had the same idea. It was packed.
Plenty for all ages to do. You don't have to be a train buff to enjoy the attractions.
It certainly made our day seeing the " Malard ".

Go and visit. It's a must when in York.

1  Thank AndrzejP
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