National Railway Museum, York

4.7
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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  • Wonderful selection of trains to have a look around and explore and it even features Queen Victoria's train carriage. It was also nice to read about the Mallard  more »
  • Lots of things to explore and lots of run around space for little ones. We joined an excellent story telling session, inside a goods wagon. Two nice cafes. Highly recommended  more »
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  • What a museum! Incredible machines that you can see there. Some of them so huge - it makes such a difference standing next to a train on the platform vs in here. Amazing experience - can only recommend it. And it’s free (donations welcome), so had to try the coffee/scones and they’re quite good as well. Very much enjoyed the day there and might come back someday.
  • This is a great place to bring toddlers because it's got plenty of large rooms that they love to wander around in. It's even better if they're interested in trains! It's better on a weekday if possible because it gets really busy at weekends. It is free to get in which means you can afford to have a nice cake and hot drink as a treat. Highly recommended.
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