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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 on the Tracks

York Theatre Royal Collaboration

See Flying Scotsman in action across the UK out on the tracks. 

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The Countess of York – an exquisite dining experience

The Countess of York – an exquisite dining experience

Enjoy a traditional English Afternoon Tea at the award winning Countess of York 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 life

Soak up the atmosphere in our Station Hall. Climb on board historic carriages and travel back in time to experience the working life of a station from the past. See how the other half travelled as you visit Queen Victoria’s favorite saloon and view our majestic collection of luxurious royal carriages.

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Discover how railways changed the world

Discover history makers and record breakers

With giant halls full of steam and diesel engines and railway legends including Mallard, the world’s fastest steam locomotive, plus turntable demonstrations, cab access, and daily talks and tours, you are guaranteed a fantastic day out with us.

Climb on board and discover all about high speed travel on the Japanese bullet train and visit our replica of Stephenson’s Rocket. Delve deeper into the history of the railways at Search Engine our library and archive centre.

Children can let off steam in our outdoor play area and enjoy the miniature railway, explosive science shows and hands on family fun activities throughout the school holidays.

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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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