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“Well presented museum.”

National Railway Museum
Ranked #85 of 874 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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“Well presented museum.”
Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Great museum & we were on our last place before home so we were shattered ! The museum was approx 30min from closing but the guy on the desk was very friendly & happy. It was a bonus as there is no admission fee, only a donation request. The cafe was unfortunately closed so I can't comment on this. The museum was very well displayed with the added exhibitions as well as the trains.

Visited April 2014
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“Day out with trains”
Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

The National Railway Museum at York, (not forgetting the extension at Shildon, Co Durham) is well worth spending a 1/2 day for anyone, a train buff may actually wish to spend the day. No fee. There is parking at the site for £9 for the full day, which means you can easily also go into York City and the attractions there. Plenty of explanations of steam, with a full size cut out train to demonstrate the workings of steam engines. Great staff, answering questions, several cafe areas along with a research area on a mesenine floor. Highly recommended, for all the family and today being Easter it was still well visited but still plenty of space to get around. If your in the north east, you should visit.

Visited April 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

I have 2 girls aged 6 and 4. You do not need to have boys to go here. It is interesting, exciting and educational. There is a miniature railway at £1 a ticket. Inside there is normally some activity going on. There is also a demonstration going on in the room near miniature railway. Amazing. In the great hall you can sit on the bullet train. Even the Harry potter train is here. My girls would come here every weekend if we could.

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London, United Kingdom
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“Something for Everyone”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

Well you can look at the old now polished steam trains but this location has a wondrous collection, that will keep you and your kids interested all day. A fantastic whole day out, it'll take all day.

Visited March 2014
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“Can't believe it's free”
Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely day out with our 7 year old Grandson. The weather wasn't very good and we wondered where we could go and enjoy a full day and learn. We couldn't have chose better and because we went by train the nrm York is at the train station!. We got him a book full of facts and figures with stickers to use as and when we found the facts of interest. We road on the 'Rocket' saw all the royal carriages, visited the science lesson, touched the trains in the main hall, played on the outdoor park and saw a BMX display team and our Grandson had his picture taken with Ben Savage. It was an action packed day enjoyed by us all.

Visited March 2014
Thank glynrick
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