National Railway Museum

Visit the National Railway Museum for a day out like no other!

Not only do we have icons of the railway and thousands of railway related objects, we also have Wonderlab: The Bramall Gallery a special interactive experience for families and the Flying Scotsman VR Experience, where you can see the famous locomotive’s story come to life around you. Visitors can see amazing rail vehicles including Mallard, the world’s fastest steam locomotive and step back into the 1970s Japan as you climb aboard the Japanese ‘bullet train’.

Wonderlab: The Bramall Gallery, our brand-new interactive experience for families opens 27 July 2023. Enter a world of endless possibilities and play your way through 18 mind-bending challenges, testing your engineering skills together. Step into the human wind tunnel, launch a rocket and build big, there's so much to explore! Be amazed by our live shows, and discover science in action with our explosive live experiments.

Ready to experience the extraordinary? To book tickets and find out more click here:

Flying Scotsman fans will love the new virtual reality experience we have on offer. See the story for Flying Scotsman come to life around you, feel the heat of the engine and feel the rumble of the loco as it comes into a station. See the trailer and book tickets:

Please note: Station Hall will be closed until 2025 to carry out essential works. Find out more on our Station Hall page Station Hall | National Railway Museum

You don't need to book your free admission tickets in advance, but we recommend doing this to save time when you get here.

Visit our website for more information:


033 0058 0058 (Monday–Friday, 09.00–17.00)
Leeman Rd, York YO26 4XJ
Disabled Toilets, Guide Dogs Welcome, Disabled Access
Open seven days a week 10.00–17.00

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