National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum york


The National Railway Museum in York has the largest collection of railway objects in the world and prior to the pandemic, attracted more than 750,000 visitors per year. The collection includes more than 1,000 oral histories from railway workers as well as more than 260 rail vehicles, and thousands of other items including coins, medals, railway uniform, artwork and photographs.

The museum’s iconic collection of locomotives showcase an unrivalled collection of engineering brilliance that celebrates the past, present and future of innovation on the railways.

The National Railway Museum aims to ignite visitors’ curiosity about the people, places and engineering marvels behind the railways.

Open seven days a week, 10.00-17.00, there is a café in Great Hall open from 10.00 – 16.30 every day that serves meals, snacks, cakes and drinks.

The museum also has a picnic space where visitors are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

Entry to the museum is FREE for all.

The visitor car park is on Leeman Road — a short walk away from the main entrance on the other side of the road — and costs £10 per day.
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Wonderlab is a permanent exhibition in The Bramall Gallery at the National Railway Museum – an unmissable new interactive experience for families where nothing is off limits. Play your way through 18 hands-on challenges and fuel your curiosity with amazing live experiments.

Opens Thurs 27 July

Price: Day tickets from £7.20, annual passes from £13



National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ
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