Even if you are not a train buff, you will still enjoy this great collection of train engines, carriages and other collectibles...and what a collection. It is huge so you will need around 2 to 3 hours to see and enjoy everything on offer. Yes they have a very large cafe and also a more formal restaurant which was under renovation when I was visiting. It is free entry however they encourage you to buy a book which is excellent value, a great momento of your visit. Also they have their own large parking area across the road. Cost 9 pound however you can stay all day as it is only a short walk to the centre of York so makes it very easy. The 2 main exhibition areas are huge with a brilliant display of trains from the past. Great place for kids as well as older ones like me. They also have a smaller exhibtion although very comprehensive on the Flying Scotsman...sorry it is not really small ...it is a fascinating exhibition of one of the great trains of the world. They also have a 1970's Shinkansen( Japan's bullet train) carriage and engine on display...one day Australia will have it own fast train service, we live in hope. They also have a comprehensive gift shop with lots of options to buy some toy trains as well.
It is a very comprehensive exhibition of everything and I mean everything relating to rail travel..you can even view the carriages past royal members used as their mode of transport .
Absolutely fabulous...dont miss the opportunity.Sorry meant to say the museum really caters extremely well for people with a walking disability and parents with prams...lifts everywhere so you can avoid stairs.
As I indicated earlier leave your car at the car park, then take the short walk under the rail line overpass and then over the bridge to explore the town centre and the Shambles area...all wonderful and an enjoyable experience with plenty of shops, markets and places to enjoy a cuppa and a scone. It is only about 8 to 10 mins away.
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