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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York Theatre Royal moves in
During York Theatre Royal’s redevelopment they have taken up residence at the National Railway Museum.
The unique partnership between the museum and York Theatre Royal brings the story of railways alive in dramatic new ways with the award winning production of The Railway Children taking centre stage in the summer holidays. York’s very own pantomime dame, Berwick Kaler will return over Christmas to entertain audiences in Dick Whittington (and his Meerkat) and as part of The Flying Scotsman Season in 2016 we’re working on a spectacular theatrical production which will explore the nature of the publics’ fondness towards the ‘Most famous locomotive in the world’. See more>
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
Soak 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 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 opening in the summer and an action packed special events programme, there’s something to keep the whole family entertained. Plan your visit now!
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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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