We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Not for me”

National Railway Museum
Ranked #1 of 209 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

Although the national railway museum wasn't for me i am sure many other enthusiasts would enjoy it. I am not a train enthusiast and found the whole experience boring but there really are some beautiful trains to see and its a free day out!

Thank Jacqueline_719
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (14,956)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"flying scotsman"
in 1,130 reviews
"royal carriages"
in 623 reviews
"bullet train"
in 445 reviews
"free entry"
in 921 reviews
"train enthusiasts"
in 271 reviews
"steam engine"
in 212 reviews
"love trains"
in 195 reviews
"station hall"
in 174 reviews
"suggested donation"
in 269 reviews
"all ages"
in 1,003 reviews
"main hall"
in 189 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 829 reviews
"on display"
in 449 reviews
"free attraction"
in 164 reviews
"few hours"
in 476 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 314 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 360 reviews
Filter

10,473 - 10,477 of 14,961 reviews

Reviewed 7 May 2014

Very interesting for young and old, even if you have no real interest in trains. Certainly a great place for a wet day.

Thank Ericag
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 May 2014

We absolutely loved this, looking at trains back in time and from our youth! A must for any rail enthusiast. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would love to go back. Will bring the grandchildren next time.

Thank MazSim67
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

The railway museum has something for everyone. Great exhibits and lots of space. The grandchildren loved the ride on the miniature train. Overall a must do and the best part is it's free.

Thank chrisso_moore
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 6 May 2014

If you are still fascinated by the age of steam then this is a place you just must visit. Easy to find and can be combined with further enthralling sites to see in York

Thank smileyric
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed National Railway Museum also viewed

York, North Yorkshire
 
York, North Yorkshire
 

Been to National Railway Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing