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National Railway Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Home to iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering brilliance, we celebrate the past, present and future of innovation on the railways. Dedicated to igniting our visitors’ curiosity about the people, places and engineering...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
+44 333 016 1010
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Reviewed today via mobile

I always love to visit the railway museum when in York, it's a fantastic family venue and excellent considering it's free!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CR8881A
Reviewed yesterday

This was on a trip to York on a Shearings break from Harrogate. What a fantastic place to visit. There are so many trains from all over the UK on display. You can look at how Royalty travelled and how the servants quarters compared to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mel P
Reviewed yesterday

This is a brilliant place to visit lots to see and it is free donations are greatly welcomed this place is well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jane D
Reviewed yesterday

Staff were just ok. Food and drinks for me were not worth the asking price. And filter coffee has to be 1cof the worst I have tasted. Will not go again

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sonie64
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited on a Tuesday morning early December, and the place was almost empty, assume people doing their Christmas shopping! Great to be able to wander around in an almost empty museum. Flying Scotsman was present in between it running main line excursions - now set...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Russell J
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife & I visited here late November 2018. It has free admission. Obviously large to contain the trains, it includes the Mallard, the Flying Scotsman & a Japanese Bullet Train, also Royal trains throughout the years & many more trains, plus lots of railway...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank manxmanpaul
Reviewed 3 days ago

Im not a train enthusiast however I really enjoyed wandering around the trains & the museums...there's talks & lots of staff on hand who are very knowledgeable. Its a free attraction...they do ask for a £5.00 donation or whatever you can afford lots to see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Donna C
Reviewed 4 days ago

if you love trains, it is heave. Even if you do not like trains, you will be overawed by the size of some exhibits. A great free attraction. The cafe is great.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rje19555
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not a railway enthusiast but it's always nice to see the old trains and the layout lends itself to wandering around for an hour or so to see these. Free to enter (though the donation tin is right as you walk in) Also some good...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sean246
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great day and such a bonus that it’s free they could easily change an admission fee only downside was that the flying Scotsman was there and starting up but as it was outside on main track you could not get to it.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Cheryl S
15 December 2018|
Response from greatlady482 | Reviewed this property |
York has a volunteer bureau guide station. They are a great resource for your questions.
1 December 2018|
Response from RBBellows | Reviewed this property |
From what I can gather, it appears to cost 25pounds per person
linda l
22 August 2018|
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Response from Anne-Marie D | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a lovely cafe.