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Feature: National Railway Museum

No visit to York would be complete without a visit to the world’s greatest railway museum. From Mallard, the world’s fastest steam locomotive to the replica of Stephenson’s world-changing Rocket, meet the stars of the national collection in giant halls full of steam and diesel engines.

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Scotsman Season 2016

York Theatre Royal Collaboration

The Flying Scotsman Season in 2016 - we’re working on a spectacular theatrical production which will explore the nature of the public's fondness towards the ‘Most famous locomotive in the world’. See more> 


The Countess of York – an exquisite dining experience

The Countess of York – an exquisite dining experience

Enjoy a traditional English Afternoon Tea surrounded by the opulent décor of our beautifully restored railway carriage; designed to replicate the luxury of turn of the century rail travel. Indulge in a delicious selection of dainty sandwiches, fine leaf teas and scrumptious homemade cakes, using the finest Yorkshire produce. 

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Uncover the story of station life

Uncover the story of station lifeSoak up the atmosphere in our atmospheric Station Hall. Climb onboard historic carriages and travel back in time to experience station working life. From Queen Victoria’s lavish ‘palace on wheels’ to King Edward VII’s well-furnished smoking saloon discover the biggest collection of royal carriages in the world. Peak into the past and imagine what it was like to tour Britain as part of the Royal family during World War II.

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Discover history makers and record breakers

Discover history makers and record breakers

Discover over 300 years of history and a million wonderful railway objects. Enjoy our daily programme of talks, demonstrations and exhibitions with many exciting events throughout the year. Come along during the school holidays for live theatre and action-packed science shows. Wander among thousands of curious treasure in the Warehouse and delve deep into the history of the railways in Search Engine, our library and archive centre.

With a new miniature railway ride and an action packed special events programme, there’s something to keep the whole family entertained. Plan your visit now!



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Events at the National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum e-shop


The National Railway Museum  E-Shop

The National Railway Museum Online Shop is the perfect place to shop for all things train related! Browse our locomotives, prints, gifts and ideas for the home.

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