The National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum

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A steam train at the National Railway Museum
The Station hall in the Museum
Description

The National Railway Museum shows rail innovations from past to present. It’s a free museum and part of the Science Museum.

Our Review

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.

The Station hall in the Museum

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.

A steam train at the National Railway Museum

Take a ride on a steam train

 

Planning your visit
Facilities
Parking
Toilets
Cafe
Play Park
Picnic Area

When we visited, the car park at the museum was £10 a day.
Other public car parks might be cheaper.

Prices

Entry is free but parking and food can be expensive.

How to get here

Here’s where you can find The National Railway Museum.

Contact Details

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