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“Could have stayed here all day”

National Railway Museum
Ranked #1 of 169 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 marvels behind the railways, we put our passion for amazing stories into everything we do.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Very interesting, loads to see and its all free. The day we went was very busy due to an event so we didn't get as close to some of the exhibits as would like, really an enjoyable time.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

The fact that it was free entry absolutely amazed us. The exhibits are very well displayed and you can get the feel of the immense size of the trains. We went during the mallard exhibition and it was amazing. Do feel that they should charge a minimal amount to get in. Also the food was great.

Thank Elaine G
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Lots to see and amazing value considering it's free. Although the front desk people try and get a 'donation' out of you.
If you need a left luggage office, it's far cheaper at the museum than at the station

Thank Fabsterabster
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

special occasion of the great gathering steam locomotives. lovely day out and very busy but well organised. pity there was no comemorative booklet printed. lots of people, including us would have liked a souvenir of the day

Thank ann g
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We were recently in york and went to the National Railway Museum. it was awesome and huge. It went on forever. Sometimes you go to museum's and you are done in an hour. Not this one. You could spend all day here. Lots of trains and railcars. Get there early, before it's crowded. Also, checkout, upstairs the library, it's fascinating. Highly, highly recommend it. They also have food and drinks.

Thank Paula H
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