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National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum



For a fantastic FREE* day out for the whole family in York, visit the award winning National Railway Museum.

Get up close to over 300 years of fascinating history in York’s only National Museum. Explore our giant halls full of trains and railway legends including the majestic Duchess of Hamilton, step on to the futuristic, Japanese Bullet Train or marvel at the stunning opulence of the Royal Trains.

Get on board awe inspiring locomotives, watch our engineers at work in The Workshop, uncover hidden treasures in The Warehouse and make tracks to the outdoor area. The children can let off steam with our outdoor play area, miniature railway rides and loads of interactive exhibits.

Every weekend the kids can engage in interactive science shows and storytelling and throughout the school holidays enjoy family activities, steam rides and special events.

Discover over 200 years of history and a million wonderful railway objects. New for Spring 2013 - soak up the nostalgic atmosphere in our renovated Station Hall which tells the story of over a century of station life. Explore the different passenger journeys and travel back in time to experience working life in a station.

For further information about what’s on, please call 0844 815 3139 or visit



*Please note there may be a small charge for special events and activities

Recommended by Wallace & Gromit as one of the 'Cracking things to see and do.'

For further details see

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Credit cards accepted (with charge) for events.

Opening details

Open daily between 10am - 6pm.

Please note that from 11 November - 14 February the National Railway Museum opening times are 10am - 5pm daily. Our summer opening times will resume on 15 February (until end October) - 10am - 6pm.


Free entry.

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 21 Nov - Mon 5 May Lines in the Landscape
Thu 15 - Fri 16 May York Antiques Fair
Fri 16 May - Sun 7 Sep Open for Business
Sat 24 May - Sun 1 Jun Big fun with little trains
Thu 12 - Sun 22 Jun York Festival of Ideas
Sat 5 - Sun 6 Jul Tour de France celebration weekend


National Railway Museum

08448 153139


Leeman Road,
YO26 4XJ



See location of National Railway Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 593520  Lat: 53.96070 Long: -1.09768

By Road:
The National Railway Museum is a short walk from York city centre and 540 metres (600 yards) from York railway station. Follow the signs from the station. A road train also runs between York Minster and the Museum. Charges apply; visit the museums website for more details and running times.

Parking: with charge. Coach parking also onsite.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from York station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Credit cards accepted (with charge) for events.

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