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“One of the best museums to visit in the UK”

National Railway Museum
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$52.26*
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #1 of 205 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed June 21, 2013

If kids have never seen a steam train then this is the place to take them ! A must visit for anyone in the York area - I would never get bored walking around the place.

Thank Matt C
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

What an amazing place this is, catering for all ages and nationalities. I spoke to several people from different countries, Australia, Japan, Germany and France and all were extremely impressed. Photographers have ideal places to use for close-ups. This surely can't be closed to the public due to lack of funding. Please encourage visitors to pay more for entry but PLEEEASE make sure this museum stays open.

Thank Janet F
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

loved Mallard, the Big Wheel outside .. and the fact it's free, free, free to explore. Lots of lovely engines, things to do, fantastic place to spend quality time.

Thank Janarchy
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

very good indeed great day out for every body found it very interesting day lots to see and lots to do,

Thank SILVERFOX22
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Trains could be something that people instantly think of geeks and trainspotters. However the exhibits here are just nostalgic and show the potential future of the railways. Lots of things to see and do which makes the time flies by. I loved the old trains and carriages and I think that if the railways took a look at these, then potentially more people would respect the railways and respect the prices they demand.

Get yourself to this free (or with a small donation) attraction for a trip down memory lane.

Thank JohnD1979
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