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National Railway Museum is a museum in York. The museum features exhibits related to: costume and textiles, weapons and war, coins and medals, personalities, land transport, social history, science and technology, decorative and applied art, fine art, industry and archives.

Alternative name:

en York Railway Museum

National Railway Museum
Leeman Road
YO26 4XJ York

Museum type(s)

Science & Technology History & Anthropology



Visitor information

Opening hours

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



Although the ticket price for the York Railway Museum is zero, donations are appreciated.



  • Coffee

  • Restaurant

  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Child friendly


Leeman Road, York, England

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National Railway Museum has 4 ratings.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 Oct 11, 2018

I went as a helper with a group of 60 6 year olds. What a wonderful time was had. The staff were so kindly and helpful. Clever storage trolleys for all coats and packed lunches. The excitement at seeing the magnificent rolling stock was like electricity. Two amazing ‘interactive talks’ involving the children. My favourite was sitting on the padded floor of a goods railway carriage whilst a guide with a twinkle in his eye had us all laughing and shouting at a Punch and Judy What a great way to release the pent up ness of children who had been sat on a coach. Such joy. Later our second equally entertaining and informative chat was about The Rocket which again involved the children. Highly recommended day out.

  Visited on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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Monday, June 4, 2018 Jun 4, 2018

The National Railway Museum is a very interesting museum with lots to see and do. You don’t need to be a railway enthusiast to like this museum. The museum has a lot of diverse locomotives and rail memorabilia on display in a nice layout. The museum is free, so there is no reason not to go here!

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Monday, May 28, 2018 May 28, 2018

well laid out safe for kids well thought out

  Visited on Monday, May 28, 2018

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