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National Railway Museum


Free entry. Get up close to over 300 years of fascinating railway history in York's only National Museum.


For a fantastic day out for the whole family in York, visit the award winning National Railway Museum.

Free entry.

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 with our outdoor play area, miniature railway rides and loads of interactive exhibits. 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 too.

Check the website to plan your visit. Free entry to the museum.

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Available to Purchase

From 2nd February 2012

Valid from

From 2nd February 2012

Terms & Conditions

Free entry.

Opening times: Daily 10.00 - 18.00.

Closed 24, 25 and 26 December.

Valid in both directions