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Museum - Transport, free entry


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Great Hall

Great Hall


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

Get up close to over 200 years of fascinating history in York’s only National Museum. Explore our giant halls full of trains and railway legends including Mallard - the world's fastest steam locomotive, Japanese Bullet Train and Royal Trains including Queen Victoria's luxurious saloon.

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.

Get on board awe inspiring locomotives, engage with lots of interactives, watch our engineers at work in The Workshop, uncover hidden treasures in The Warehouse and make tracks to the outdoor area. Kids can let off steam in our outdoor play area and on our miniature railway ride.

Families can engage in interactive science shows and storytelling each weekend. Throughout the school holidays enjoy a range of fun activities including steam rides and special events.

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



*Small charge for special events and activities

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
Winter opening - 10am - 5pm
Summer opening - 10am - 6pm


Free entry

Free entry.



    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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