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Address: Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
Phone Number: 08448 153139
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Description: For a fantastic FREE* day out for the whole family in York, visit the...
For a fantastic FREE* 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 with our outdoor play area, miniature railway rides and loads of interactive exhibits. 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 too so check the website to plan your visit. FREE ENTRY.*Please note there may be a small charge for special events and activities
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There was absolutely loads to do and see. Two hours later and still we barely covered the whole ground... entertainment galore & interaction in displays etc from staff... 1st... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

There was absolutely loads to do and see. Two hours later and still we barely covered the whole ground... entertainment galore & interaction in displays etc from staff... 1st time we've been (me and my 5 year old) & certainly we will be going back again in near future ... well worth the visit and travel from the north east!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

What do you do on a blustery rainy day in York? You could do far worse than spend an hour or two in the National Railway Museum - even if you are (like me) a single woman really not interested in poking around in dirty old steam engines. It is a very well-thought out semi-immersive experience that really gives you... More 

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Blackpool
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Free entrance but donation if you like (I don't see quite how you can pass by the till without making a donation) but even with the donation it was well worth a visit. There is plenty to see and some hands-on activities for the kids

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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

What a fab museum this is, also clever as it's appeal covers all generations. Easy to spend hours there and all for free. To donate though is a must. Highly recommended in the fabulous city of York, even a small road train which takes you to York minster if legs are tiring!

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dawesville west australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Fantastic display of steam and electric locomotives, with a huge amount of history and the development of the rail system up to the 60's when Beeching closed a lot of them down. Includes the Mallard which broke the world speed record in the 20's and the train which took Churchill to his final resting place. Free entry, but they sting... More 

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Tipton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Free admission or make a donation.An interesting look at some iconic steam engines. Lots to keep you occupied children and adults alike.Well informed hosts,a cracking trip.

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Maleny, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

An excellent exhibition of everything to do with railways including the Japanese Bullet train. Great also for kids. As access is free (notwithstanding you are encouraged to make a donation) it is amazing value and considering most comparable attractions would charge an entry fee. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

A lovely museum, well set out and free. (Although we did put a donation in). Lots to see, varied content to please families. Especially liked to see the youngsters enjoying the activities on offer. Nothing to dislike. The little train to take you to the Minster was a real treat.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Visited the museum while attending a wedding there. Loads to see and lots of things happening during the day. Has been extended since out last visit. the free admission is a bonus.

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We took the children to the NRM in half term and they thoroughly enjoyed it. There is so much to see from the original Rocket to the Bullet. Very interactive and the staff were very helpful. Not only that but it's free!!

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