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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
+44 844 815 3139
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Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Great afternoon. Far more interesting than I expected. It was my boyfriend who wanted to go and I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed looking around all the different types of trains. I liked the way it was set out too with a artificial station in...More

Thank Alex-Likes-to-travel
Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We go whenever we can to this fabulous museum. So much to see, leave yourself a couple of hours and try to catch one of the guided tours. The must see is of course the Mallard, but look out for Rocket and Evening Star too....More

Thank Rilla45
Reviewed August 15, 2016

Amazing museum. I am not a great train enthusiast but there is something for everyone. Enjoyed the Royal carriages. & hospital car. One engine has the outer covere removed so even I could understand how they work. Good cafe.

Thank dales635
Reviewed August 15, 2016

Another great trip to the railway museum. This time it was a beautiful day so we spent quite a lot of time outside in the playpark and on the miniature train. Because it's free and we have been before and will go again we didn't...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2016

I was suprised by the random layout of exhibits and lack information about them. Best part was the Stores but sadly it was displayed in low light and just too dark to spend time studying contents, again just a randomcole tion of railway items with...More

Thank greenmodelmonkey
Reviewed August 15, 2016

An interesting place to visit, the trains themselves are works of art, the exhibition and interactive features help you get a sense of travel and history and the food carts serve up tasty food in great surroundings.

Thank Miss_Louise_G
Reviewed August 15, 2016

Nice enough but just not our thing really. Didn't like the pushy staff at the entrance, it's supposed to be free so asking 'how much you would like to donate and it's a suggested £5 each' made some people feel guilty enough to pay.

Thank tinkerbell247
Reviewed August 15, 2016

We are regular visitors to this attraction as it is in York where we live, there is always something going on for the children to get busy with such as free crafts drawing etc on our visit there was a show on from robot wars...More

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed August 15, 2016

Went there our of curiosity, and spent 5 hours there. Lots to see, and quite interesting. Best eatery is the one in the station hall. Free admission; however we did feel obligated to make the suggested £5 donation. Although well worth the £5, the museum...More

Thank Sally W
Reviewed August 15, 2016

It is so worth any amount of time you choose to spend here. It is free but do be warned you will be asked for a donation. You don't have to donate though you might after you have seen the exhibit. We even had tea...More

Thank jschaberg
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Karl G
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Response from Jayne G | Reviewed this property |
Hi the hours are the same winter and summer.
August 23, 2017|
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Response from Missajp | Reviewed this property |
No but they have stuff in the gift shop
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Response from AnnaPascal | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but the staff is very helpful, they might have a solution