National Railway Museum, York

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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 visit National Railway Museum during your York vacation using our convenient York trip planner .
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  • I would recommend you allow 1 1/2 hours to see all the museum and beaware that they start closing the museum down about half an hour before closing time and 15 minutes before closing time in the gift ...  more »
  • We had some friends visit us from Lancashire with two young children and they wanted to go to the NRM, York. Even though we live nearby we have never been so we didn't know what to expect. Knowing how...  more »
  • We really enjoyed this museum, and it's free! We are a family of 5 with children aged 13, 12 and 9. So much to see. We all really enjoyed this attraction. Great cafes too. A must for a visit to York  more »

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