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National Railway Museum

Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
+44 844 815 3139
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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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Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
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"main hall"
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Not really a railway fan, but this place is great. Great murder/mystery The Missing Passenger. Well worth doing. Very interesting exhibits from The Rocket to Mallard to Channel Tunnel to Eurostar. Free entry (recommended £5 per person donation) where else can you have a great...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Visited here on our last day's holiday in York the 18th April. My sister is in a wheel chair and everything very much accessible. We had a really enjoyable look around all the different trains. We were even able to have a ride on the...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

£9 on site parking (all day) it will cost you that in the town centre anyway. Free entry (they do ask for donations throughout the museum with donation boxes). A lot of interesting information, especially the ambulance train. Good for family days out in the...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

My second visit. As an engineer I love this place..... what awesome machines. You can spend best part of a day here but be prepared to do some walking around a good view of the engines kept here. Travel back to when the steam locomotive...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Been numerous times, always something different to see. Some will be disappointed by the amount of engines, however they are big! Make sure you see the mallard and look at the works area. The Scotsman story video is also worth a look as it's around...More

Thank Neil G
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Visited as a family of 5 with the york pass. The attraction is actually free but the pass enables a free tram to the york minster which would have cost us £15 without the passes. The trains are amazing and interactive and the kids were...More

Thank Rehana H
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Visited first week in April, 2017 on a weekday and it was not crowded. no entrance fee, but a donation is requested. You can spend as much or as little time as you want - it is self paced. An audio guide would have been...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Very good day out, lots to see and full of historic information. Spent well over a hour here and could have spent longer but had other places to visit on our itinerary. Be aware that entrance is free but on entry they do suggest a...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Wonderful place to take you back to your childhood. Well worth the donation suggested to keep these sort of attractions open. Very nicely set out and the steam train ride and the miniature train ride worth a go. Restaurant worth a visit too to have...More

Thank daffers266
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

I am by no means a train spotter, but I would definitely visit this wonderful place again. We spent about four hours here and still didn't see everything. There was so much to see and do for every age group. Really great venue.

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sonya r
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Response from JustWol | Reviewed this property |
I would say it was great for young children. it's a hands on attraction which can be enjoyed on any level
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Karl G
1 February 2018|
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Response from Liz C | Reviewed this property |
I would go first thing in the morning before it gets busy
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Shavaughan
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Response from Missajp | Reviewed this property |
No but they have stuff in the gift shop
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