National Railway Museum

COVID-19 STATMENT: As the nation comes together to deal with the threat of coronavirus, we have decided to close our museum to the public until further notice.

Action-packed adventure Live theatre, explosive science shows and real steam rides will keep the kids entertained all day at the National Railway Museum, in York. 

Join in with our Explainers as they share fantastic facts and stories. Get hands-on with creative crafts and watch a real turntable demonstration. Our railway-themed playground is the perfect place for the little ones to let off steam.

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    Discover fascinating stories about trains and locomotives here in Yorkshire.  We're home to the largest and finest collection of royal railway vehicles in the world. Feel like royalty as you peek into the elegant carriages, and make sure you visit Queen Victoria's favourite saloon. Lose yourself in thousands of books and documents in Search Engine, our library and archive centre. A hands-on experience you won't forget!  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. With a vibrant calendar of events and exhibitions, be the first to find out what'son at
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    Free entry (charges may apply for special events and activities)

    Opening Times

    Opening times: 10am - 6pm
    Closed 24, 25, 26 Dec


    Leeman Road , York, North Yorkshire, YO26 4XJ


    We are a short walk away from York city centre, and 540 metres (600 yards) from York Railway Station. Follow the signs from the station.

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  • Facilities
    • Accessible by Public Transport
    • Disabled Toilets
    • Cycle Storage
    • Guide Dogs Welcome
    • Disabled Access
    • On Site Parking
    Attraction: Facilities
    • Picnic Site
    • Shop
    • Toilets
    • Cater for Corporate Events
    • Conference Facilities
    • Risk Assessment Available
    • Cater for Educational Groups
    • Events Venue
    • Wedding Venue
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Groups Welcome
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