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National Railway Museum, York

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 11,000+ reviews on the web
At National Railway Museum, learn about the history of trains and their effect on British society. This engaging museum, which won the European Museum of the Year Award in 2001, houses 100 locomotives and almost 200 items of rolling stock that either ran on British rails or that British manufacturers produced. Wander through the massive halls and board all types of trains, from the opulent Royal Train to a futuristic Japanese bullet train. Observe engineers working at their craft in the workshop and take a ride on the miniature railway outside. Guides are available to give children a fun education on Britain's rail history. Plan to see National Railway Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our York holiday planner.
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  • Always try to drop in for an hour when I am in York. A brilliant collection and obviously great value as free - although I usually make a donation they request. Only problem I have is that photography can be difficult due to the way the collection is laid out (and the structure of the building). Engines are tight against pillars, very close to each other etc. Please move the Mallard to a better spot!!
  • Wow what an amazing rail museum. Loved it. Showing national collection of historical railway vehicles including the royal trains. Also have a mini rail ride outside which is great fun for kids.
  • Amazing range of trains of all eras from Stephenson’s Rocket to Mallard and Bullet trains and Eurostar to explore. Kids play areas and good restaurants too. Interesting even if you think all trains look the same
  • To be fair this is a very interesting place it is supposed to be free but the woman on reception is extremely pushy and pretty much demands a donation higher than five pound each . The car parking price is ludicrous.
  • Always delivers a great day out. The Cafe in the main hall is great, not too pricey and good food. The only sour note was the model railways - one not running and one with only one train moving.
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