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“Tea and History”

National Railway Museum
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #1 of 201 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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Pittsburg, Kansas, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tea and History”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

It is free. There are a log of great trains. There is a great tea shop. The trains are of great historical interest and it's a great place to get out of the rain.

Visited May 2014
Thank Bobby W
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A surprise”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

I was surprised by how good and informative it was. A must see, especially for kids. Very well maintained and the best part is it's free.

Visited April 2014
Thank Freelander270
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just what you'd expect”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

A wonderful free attraction, well run with lots of knowledgeable staff on hand to answer questions. Plenty of places to rest.

Visited June 2014
Thank Christine H
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Warlingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Brilliant Place!”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

This many trains in one place is extraordinary. Whether you are fascinated by them or not it is an amazing place to visit.

Visited October 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Some hints to enjoy your visit”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

A very large museum full of everything "railway" - a collection of engines - steam & diesel and everyone should find something to entertain them be it as remote as furnishings, engineering & repairs to BR ships. When we visited in half term there was a replica Rocket to ride on.
Entry is free so it attracts large numbers of people including organised groups. Be prepared to donate £3 gift aided as you enter. Visit after 2.00pm as the groups have finished their visit and movement is easier and the cafes less busy.
To get there use the Rawcliffe Park & Ride, parking is free and the bus fare is not expensive; plus the bus stops right outside the museum and you can use the same ticket to take you into York for a visit and when ready back to your car - this is a better way to visit York as parking/traffic is not very good. The NRM has a car park, it costs £9 for a day.

Visited May 2014
Thank B B
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