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“Bygone Elegance”

National Railway Museum
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #1 of 206 things to do in York
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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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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Bygone Elegance”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Beautifully restored old trains. Loved the royal ones. Enormous and most impressive buildings and lots of trains to look at. Also two cafes, book shop, and no charge but you make a donation.

Visited May 2014
Thank Alex M
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“Fantastic and Free”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Fantastic railway museum for all the family. Even your not particularly interested in trains the scale of the museum and its exhibits is fascinating. All the children there seemed to be having a great time and are well catered for. A small train ( road) runs from the minister and back to the museum which is good fun as the walk from the centre of York to the museum is not very scenic and quite a way for young children

Visited May 2014
1 Thank cathy m
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Rhos On Sea
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Free entry, some amazing exhibits to see. Reasonably priced food. Would go back and well worth a visit if you are into choo choo's or not.

Visited April 2014
Thank jubsfawr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Always wanted to visit the National Railway Museum and wasn't disappointed. The standard of the trains on display are amazing and everywhere you turn you will be saying ' I remember that!'
Tea, coffee and snacks seemed good value to us. Don't miss the area where they store items that are not in the main halls, you will see some great pieces.

Visited April 2014
Thank Photoscreen
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Ok even if you have no interest”
Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

We had a few days in York so this sort of fell on the list. I have no interest in any kind of trains or railways etc. My partner had more interest although not a massive enthusiast or anything. We walked down from the other side of town just about 10 min walk. The museum was free when we arrived which was a pleasant surprise and you just made a donation of your choice. The whole layout was good, plenty to see and a large collection of items. My partner thought it was really good, there's a variety of cafés in there and there is a train that you can get a ride back into town on for a couple of pounds or free with a York pass.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Sarah N
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