The National Railway Museum shows rail innovations from past to present. It's a free museum and part of the Science Museum.
We visited the National Railway Museum in York, which is a free museum and a great place to take the kids.
As you would expect, the place is full of trains! Both steam trains and more modern trains, such as a Channel Tunnel train and a Japanese bullet train.
We liked walking around the old station platform looking at the old trains and carriages, including the Royal carriages. It was interesting to see that our own Queen Elizabeth's carriage was very plain and ordinary, unlike the lavish carriages of her predecessors.
There are also rides you can take (there's a free for this), plus some educational activities kids can get involved in. We saw a very good circus science show.
Facilities DetailsWhen we visited, the car park at the museum was £10 a day. Other public car parks might be cheaper.
Entry is free but parking and food can be expensive.
On The Map
AddressThe National Railway Museum
Leeman Road, York