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National Railway Museum


Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ

Tel: 03330 161 010

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National Railway Museum


The National Railway Museum is now reopen. We have been working hard to provide a safe, clean space for you to enjoy.

We have introduced free, timed ticketing to manage visitor numbers, guided routes around the museum to ensure you have a relaxed visit and can maintain social distancing, so please make sure you book online in advance.

Home to iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering firsts, the National Railway Museum celebrates the past, present and future of innovation on the railways.

Get up close to icons of the rails including Mallard, the world’s fastest steam locomotive. Discover how high-speed rail travel began and journey back in time to experience the working life of a station. Explore over 200 years of history and find out how railways shaped our world.

For more information about opening times, facilities and guidance on planning your visit, see our website.

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Opening Times

* Week commencing 3 August
Tuesday 4 August 2020, 11.00–16.00
Thursday 6 August 2020, 11.00–16.00
Saturday 8 August 2020, 11.00–16.00

Week commencing 10 August
Wednesday 12 August, 11.00–17.00
Friday 14 August, 11.00–17.00
Saturday 15 August, 11.00–17.00
Sunday 16 August, 11.00–17.00

Week commencing 17 August
Open 11.00–17.00 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Week commencing 24 August and onwards
Open 10.00–17.00 every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • WiFi or internet access

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted


  • Yorkshire AwardsWhite Rose Award Winner White Rose Award Winner 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Tourism Awards Winner York Tourism Awards Winner 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Tourism Awards Finalist York Tourism Awards Finalist 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsLittle Vikings Winner Little Vikings Winner 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Pass Accepted York Pass Accepted 2018
  • Yorkshire AwardsVisit York  Tourism Awards - Finalist 2020 Visit York Tourism Awards - Finalist 2020 2020

Road Directions

The museum is clearly signposted from all approaches to the city. Accesible parking is available at the main entrance. Plan your journey at

Public Transport Directions

Easily accessible by bike, bus, rail or on foot. Plan your journey at

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