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“Definitely worth a visit...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum
Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
08448 153139
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Ranked #1 of 116 Attractions in York
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: 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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York, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“Definitely worth a visit...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

...even if you're not a 'loco-head'! Aptly and conveniently located a matter of minutes from the train station too.

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“great winter haven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

the rail museum has something for everyone - great place to spend a whole day - especially to get away from bad weather! locomotives are beautifully shiny! was looking for Cuneo prints in shop - but none to be had.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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“donation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

always worth a trip to the museum and i know that it can not be run without the donations of people who want to preserve the age of train travel. I don't mind donating but to have some jumped up young man in my face saying you haven't been booked in got me quite annoyed perhaps he hadn't been in the job too long who knows anyway the other lady was very approachable and if i were him i would take a leaf out of her book needless to say we did not stay too long and won't be returning for a very long time

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“A day is not long enough”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

I accompanied my husband on the trip and he is a rail enthusiast and loved it. I intended spending some time with him and then going into the city for some retail therapy! It did not happen! There was so much to do and see that we were there from opening to closing time and my husband went back the following morning. On my day I learnt and understood the workings of a steam engine following and explanation from one of the explainers in from of a train which had been cut in half- that is some feat!!!!! A great day. It does say that entry is free and donations welcome but the way entry works pressurises people into paying. I would have donated anyway but would have preferred a quoted entrance fee rather than what amounted to pressurisation.

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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“Enjoyable day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Enjoyed the 4hrs we spent here a very likeable day with plenty of things to see and do. Children will love all the activites on offer and their is also a small park.

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