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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
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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 steam engine love trains 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 March 21, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic day spent with my boyfriend at the railway museum and we are certainly not train buffs! The talks and demos given were highly educational and the staff were fab in explaining everything and answering questions. Great for all ages I would say.

Thank Samantha S
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Amazing collection of old locomotives - mainly steam engines and railway memorabilia. We spent a whole day here and the best bit about it - it's free!! So many things to see and got the chance to stand on the footplate of Mallard - the...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Despite, or perhaps because of, living just 20 miles away this was my first visit for over 20 years. On my own and with all day at my disposal I took my time to appreciate the excellence of the displays, the superb engineering of the...More

Thank TimDiggle
Reviewed March 21, 2017

I traveled from great grimsby with high expectations due to the credible, yet clearly falsely written reviews. I know it was free admission, but this was still too much, as at the age of 28, time is fleeting, and my time is valuable. Their was...More

2  Thank amymumby12345
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

Lovely to see all these beautifully kept steam locomotives. Special for me, was to see Mallard in her original colours, having watched her many times (from York Road Station) pulling out of Kings Cross (in BR livery). The drivers nearly always giving a blast of...More

Thank Phil B
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Another example of a great FREE British museum! spent most of the day here it's a must see plus it's absolutely free apart from the car park. The museum is easy to access by car or by public transport. it was fantastic and a great...More

Thank inigha_t
Reviewed March 20, 2017

The equipment they have on display is truly amazing. And you can get up close, climb inside the locomotives and stroll through the coaches. I especially enjoyed the huge room with all the small artifacts and models on display, and then there was looking down...More

Thank Douglas P
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Partner train fanatic. We have been several times and love the museum, well run and laid out very informative, but didn't like the fact that although it's free to enter they place a large free standing collection box slap in the gate entrance with a...More

1  Thank Susan B
Reviewed March 20, 2017

This was a wonderful day out. Very interesting, all 3 generations from 8 to 73 had a great day. Will definately return in the summer

Thank gbennett82
Reviewed March 20, 2017

A place adults and children will enjoy , so many trains and more to see and things to do there, the whole family enjoyed it and would visit again

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November 30, 2018|
Response from RBBellows | Reviewed this property |
From what I can gather, it appears to cost 25pounds per person
linda l
August 22, 2018|
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Response from Anne-Marie D | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a lovely cafe.
Racheal C
July 26, 2018|
Response from David E | Reviewed this property |
Don't think it's air conditioned (that would be a -huge space- to cool!), but the buildings have very high ceilings, which will help