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National Railway Museum

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Address: Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
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+44 844 815 3139
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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For a fantastic day out for the whole family in York, visit the award...

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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It's free! But they would like a donation

You don't have to be a train buff to enjoy this museum., but it's a great place for boys to play with big toys. It also has a restaurant in the middle set up like your eating... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2016
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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

You don't have to be a train buff to enjoy this museum., but it's a great place for boys to play with big toys. It also has a restaurant in the middle set up like your eating either in a train or at the station. Very well presented from period to modern. Well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Visited for my sons second bday yesterday as he loves trains and he was mesmerised! Lovely place for lovers of trains-exhibits well looked after and exposed in a way that you can get a pretty good idea of how things work in and outside! Fantastic! Friendly staff! Easy access around for ppl with prams and on wheelchairs. Coffee shops available.... More 

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Thank Sil V
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Free entry, tons to see and do. I really cannot fault this museum, there are so .any interesting things to see, especially in the archives area. You really need 4 or 5 hours here to look at everything, the road train is also brilliant and very good value for money!

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Thank Andy39Herts
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We had such fun here. Be sure to read all the advertisement signs. They have lots of old signs for everything from washing powder to chocolate. They also have old signs advertising the train and train service. We spoke to a wonderful guide about the Royal train cars. We were able to go into Queen Mary's car. This was the... More 

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Thank Leah W
Hereford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

On a day trip. This museum fantastic, lots of trains to be seen, a good shop, even a miniature railway. A great thing to go on is the Mallard Simulator.

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Thank ge0rgen722
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent railway museam, was great to see the Flying Scotsman. Brilliant day out for a rainy day and the entry is free! Very well laid out and lots to do for kids. You have to pay £9 for parking if you want to be close, but all proceeds go to the museam. Would definitely visit again

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 July 2016

The museum was by far better than I expected. They had just the right amount of reading and looking that I wanted from a museum. There was plenty to do for avid train lovers to those who know very little. There were numerous rooms and sections of the museum to explore. A must see in York

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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

1. Park car right there - it's £9 for the entire day but you buy a token at the museum to get out with. 2. Wear comfy shoes - lot of walking! 3. It's free to get in - as the water and soft drinks are so expensive £2.50 - you will spend money there! 4. The Pullman simulator ride... More 

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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic location , I could not believe entrance was ' Free ' however , we did donate £5 each , and it was well worth it . The venue is huge , entertaining , and great location to spend the day, so much to see and explore . Don't miss this if you are in York .

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

Ok, it trains, ok it's sort of free, with a £5 donation, but it's a great way to spend a couple of hours,

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