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The National Railway Museum (NRM) is devoted to telling the story of rail transport in Britain and its impact on society. The museum holds the national collection of historically significant railway vehicles and collections of other artefacts and written and pictorial records, of social, technical, artistic and historical interest. The museum houses over 100 locomotives and almost 300 other items of rolling stock, almost all of which either ran on the Great Britain railways or were built there.

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

Monday to Sunday: 10.00–17.00

Monday to Sunday: 10.00–18.00

Closed 24–26 December

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This museum has no entrance fee!

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  • Coffee

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  • 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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