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“Interesting if you're into trains”

National Railway Museum
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US$51.37*
and up
The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #1 of 206 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Lots to see, Good history of trains. Free entry is a plus (token donation required).

Suitable for kids and train enthusiasts

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Reviewed 2 August 2014

It is worth every penny as there are trains from Victorian era to the present. No fee but donations are fully appreciated.

Thank Nadison
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

My Grandkids thought it a blast! Its free s well although food/drink prices more than make up for the loss of an entry fee

Thank RockyRobin70
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

This Museum was very interesting we went here about 10 years ago and its much bigger with more to see.

Thank wilkosteph28
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

The National Railway Museum had been recommended but we went along not sure what to expect and with little interest in railways. This museum was a revelation. Excellent display of engines from the "Rocket" to the Japanese "Bullet Train" in the main engine shed and an evocative display of engines, carriages and other railway artefacts in the 'station'. Guides and volunteer guides very informative and helpful. Whilst we were at the museum, a very entertaining practical display and talk was given about the turntable. Entry is free but we had no hesitation in giving a donation as the museum is so worthy. A high quality attraction that is informative and entertaining. Just 10 minutes walk from the city centre.

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