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National Railway Museum

Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
+44 844 815 3139
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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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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Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
+44 844 815 3139
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A really interesting museum even if you are not particularly interested in trains. Lots of the trains can be boarded and you can get close to everything. Free entry but they do ask for a small donation or request you buy a brochure to help...More

Thank Lesley W
Reviewed yesterday

This is a must if you visit York, I have been here many times and there is always something new and different. Good shop and places to eat.

1  Thank linmac2015
Reviewed yesterday

Even if you're not a train buff (I'm not), you'll likely find this spot to be worth your time - especially if you're travelling through the train station just steps away. In addition to the sheer spectacle of trains from all eras, the museum does...More

1  Thank AliBChicago
Reviewed yesterday

A day I shall always remembers! This place brought memories of my earlier employment on the railway in the days of steam and it was heaven. The enormous variety of items on display was awesome and the staff were exceptionly friendly and knowledgeable. It was...More

1  Thank Brian A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Rainy day in York so headed for the museum and why not. The last time I was here it was free but had a donation tub in the entrance to make a donation if you wished. Now, all has changed there is a donation tub...More

Thank Nellie P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My once a year visit to see what was on view, I went with a friend who wanted some information on a steam engine, the archive staff were very helpful. Spent 5 enjoyable hours here. The museum was very busy but I saw what I...More

Thank n0rm55e
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Last day in york. Took a quick visit. Geat facilities and turntable display that had a great crowd. Clean toilets. And large cafe area. lifts for those with low mobility and pushchairs to the second floor level. Fantastic WW1 display. Well worth a visit

Thank Joseph O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I took my wife here who has no interest in trains and she loved it. Lots of history to rummage through

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is a great place to spend a few hours,it's free and to have a good look around you will need about 3 hours it's a good place for everyone to enjoy but you really need to do it as part of a day...More

Thank royce2015
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went to the National Railway Museum when I was staying in York. The exhibition is fantastic they have the old trains of course, but they also have exhibits about the rail infrastructure. The Mallard is also there that held the world speed record in...More

Thank Robert3856
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Response from AnnaPascal | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but the staff is very helpful, they might have a solution
9 April 2017|
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Response from JefB68 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure where Huby is but there are good links in local buses and the train station is right next to the museum.
2 April 2017|
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Response from SapperDaveCole | Reviewed this property |
I have to agree with Robert, Jorvik Centre which I understand has just been re opened after major flooding. The castle museum is excellent and the kids will love the 1970's toys. For the military history fans. Have a look in... More