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National Railway Museum

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Home to iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering brilliance, we celebrate the past, present and future of innovation on the railways. Dedicated to igniting our visitors’ curiosity about the people, places and engineering...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in York
Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
+44 333 016 1010
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All reviews flying scotsman royal carriages bullet train free entry train enthusiast love trains steam engine station hall suggested donation all ages main hall well worth a visit free attraction on display few hours york station great place to visit
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I visited here, great time had and free entry so good place to go esp with the kids when in York if money is a bit tight.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Judith W
Reviewed yesterday

I was initially unsure whether this museum would be for me but I soon realised what a gem it is. With exhibits from different periods of history, beautifully preserved and authentically presented, it is a real treat for all ages. There's also some of the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank thepuffin03
Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful musuem that takes the visitor from the beginning of the railways through to present day. Entry is free, and this museum is superior to many paid-for musuems I have visited.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank John_of_Airdrie
Reviewed yesterday

Excellent and interesting way to pass an afternoon. What's more its free entry. Food in restaurant was also very good. Plenty to do and see once inside

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank christophersawyer
Reviewed yesterday

Everything from Stevenson's Rocket to Japanese Bullet train plus plenty information. We're not train buffs but found it very interesting. There is also a cafe and restaurant on site. The restaurant was very good. Free to enter, donations suggested.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank thefreebird
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing that it was free entry into the Museum. Felt the add-ons were a little expensive for what they were (but then we go on Steam Train rides frequently and have a model railway that free to ride in our home town, so we are...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Rondaa B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took my wife here for her first time she really enjoyed it and could nt believe it was free access i as always enjoyed my visit a really worth while place to visit infact its a must

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank thomasbX9297QX
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great collection of trains and locomotives, lovingly preserved. Great highlights like the Mallard locomotive, some of the Royal trains and plenty other things. It's all free, though they deserve some donations.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Andreiscurei
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely museum and free entry too. Seeing old to new. Plenty to see and some to explore inside. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank lynniemonkey
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm not particularly a train enthusiast so wasn't expecting to enjoy this museum quite so much - but what a pleasant surprise! It was so interesting and so much to see. I particularly loved the way they took you back in time to when trains...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Elaine R
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January 30, 2019|
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Response from TOPSHOP | Reviewed this property |
YES if keep on lead take dog out Before golng in ok
Cheryl S
December 15, 2018|
Response from greatlady482 | Reviewed this property |
York has a volunteer bureau guide station. They are a great resource for your questions.
November 30, 2018|
Response from RBBellows | Reviewed this property |
From what I can gather, it appears to cost 25pounds per person