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National Railway Museum -York

National Railway Museum, transport museum in York

The National Railway Museum in York is a FREE attraction, and is one of six National Museums in Yorkshire. Open daily and predominantly indoor the museum is a great place to visit at any time fo the year.

With over 300 of history there is plenty to see, from replicas of the first engines to the Japanese bullet train. There are exhibits to board, walk over and even go under! With areas dedicated to Royal trains and transportation, artefacts from trains and rail travel through the ages and a fun interactive guide to the train involvement in the postal service.

An outdoor play area for the kids, minature train rides* and weekend science shows all add to a great family day out.

*minature rides are at specifc dates and times, contact the NRM for more information.

Visiting National Railway Museum

Opening Times & Prices

10:00 to 18:00 daily

Except, 24th, 25th and 26th December


FREE entry, Children under the age of 14 must be accommpanied by an adult.

Donations welcome

Special events and some rides may be charged.


  • Indoor play and picnic area
  • Car Park (charged)
  • Toilets
  • Gift Shop
  • Luggage Lockers
  • Food and Drink available at The Mallard Cafe, The Dining Car Restaurant and The Courtyard.



    The attraction and all facilities have wheelchair access, disabled toilets are available Assistance dogs are welcome.

    Disabled Park is available at the ity entrance.
    Wheelchairs are available free of charge at both entrances.
    Mobility scooters are welcome, they can also be hired for a small charge, booking is advised.
    Large print maps are available on request.

    Contact the National Railway Museum:

    National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ.
    Tel: 08448 153139 

Events at The National Railway Museum

Santa's Steam Adventure

28 - 30 November, 5 - 7, 12 - 14, 17 -24 December
Join Santa on an exciting steam adventure where kids will discover plenty of magic and fun and receive a very special present (if they've been good this year of course!) Relax and enjoy a festive snack and drink in our Station Hall as part of your immersive treat. With interactive activities, and a hassle free (no queuing) experience we're the perfect place to enjoy your Christmas celebrations.