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National Railway Museum

Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
+44 844 815 3139
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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
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is a wonderful Museum for everyone. The children loved the miniature railway, my husband loved the old steam engines, I was particularly taken with the Royal trains of bygone days. I was extremely impressed with the upkeep and condition of each of the trains....More

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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Brilliant place to visit, well worth a visit & free to enter. You will not be disappointed with this place so much to see

Thank JaisonW73
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

When I first visited this museum I wasn't particularly interested in trains but I was soon in awe of them all. They are all, without exception, alive. There is a romance of the old steamers but the more modern electric and diesel still are awesome...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

I've never really been 'into' Locomotives or found them fascinating particularly but it was advised to go there and it was after all free, so why not?! I really did enjoy myself at this Museum, it was like taking a stroll through historic development and...More

Thank evautumn
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Free to enter. There's lots to see from old to modern trains and a few you can go inside. Easily takes a couple of hours to look around. Nice day out.

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Plenty to see - the men liked the workshops, the women especially interested in the historic Royal trains with informatice write-ups about each. Opportunity to see decor and furnishings inside.

Thank harriett53
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Plenty to see and all free special hands on things for children todo trains rides which have to be paid for great cafe but places to eat own food.Have a who done it mystery running throughput the summer good place to go when weather not...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Been loads of times and nice to see the exhibits get moved and changed keeping it fresh and new. Great atmosphere in the Older sidings building. Can't wait to bring my grandson

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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Great experience with everything for all the family. Well worth a visit any day. Very clean and tidy and we watched the Police dog demonstration which was great. We went on the road train which takes you in to York centre and drops you off...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Excellent museum, but do not bother paying four pounds for the Mallard speed experience in the simulator. That was rubbish.

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Vic M
5 May 2018|
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Response from Richard T | Reviewed this property |
As below. But you could go up to Pickering and the North Yorkshire Railway.
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sonya r
7 March 2018|
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Response from JustWol | Reviewed this property |
I would say it was great for young children. it's a hands on attraction which can be enjoyed on any level
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Karl G
2 February 2018|
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Response from Liz C | Reviewed this property |
I would go first thing in the morning before it gets busy
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