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“Free” 5 of 5 stars
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National Railway Museum
Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
08448 153139
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Ranked #1 of 132 attractions in York
Type: Specialty 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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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“Free”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

great free day out
Flying Scotsman is in the workshop
lots of guides on hand to help
the displayed engines are well cared for
large library for research

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York, United Kingdom
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“the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

simly the most amazingly wonderful railway museum makes you think of all those railway journies steam stephenson amazing engineering and empire!!

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“Love ittt!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

Wouldn't give it a full rating as I know busy days aren't as good. They have some nice things like the Hogwarts and Thomas the Tank, but it gets busy and I think you have to pay to go on... Although entrance is free and when people complain about a suggested donation... Just have some balls and don't pay.. Or give something if you feel pressured to! And even at 3 pounds it's not actually that bad. Parking is expensive anywhere in York, Mecca Bingo carpark is free... No one clamps however there's a little bit of a walk but you might not be bothered if it's your first time visiting another suggestion for families might be park and ride number 2 runs every 10 mins stops at the entrance and might be cheaper if spending all day in the centre. There's loads to do and look at and learn about, really good for everyone, don't go if you're not bothered about trains! They do talks about how a steam engine works which is really good for small children, (they fire dolls out of a canon). All in all... A great place to visit... Could you spend all day there? Maybe not. But I absolutely love it!

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Blyth, England, United Kingdom
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“MEN ! Go to the Railway Museum without children !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

It's free and an utter delight ! I was in awe of the engineers who built these magnificent beasts and saddened to think of the lost skills ! This whole place is brilliantly set out and I spent six hours looking and returning to look again !

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“A very interesting trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Excellent. Even for non enthusiasts this turned out to be very interesting. There is a lot to see and and learn about the trains and the railway system. There is a nice restaurant selling home made food,we had lunch there and also a cafe on the other side of the musuem. .
Their is a road train that leaves every half hour to take people to the Minster, worth a trip.
All in all a great day out.

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