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National Railway Museum

National Railway MuseumLeeman Road
North Yorkshire
YO26 4XJ
Telephone: 01904 621261


National Railway Museum

Big trains, bigger rides, it's the perfect platform for the biggest railway day out ever! Great for kids of all ages but convenient for older relatives to tag along too, this is a true family destination.

Daily demonstrations include the locomotive turntable and the winding engines, which are fun for curious minds of all ages to study. You can relive the splendour of days gone by with a steam or diesel ride behind one of our engines, or perhaps take a trip on our miniature railway before relaxing in our Play 'n' Picnic area: extremely popular with the kids! Or why not do it all?! The rides are seasonal, so please our check programme on 01904 621261 before visiting.

In the workshop, you can see the traditional restoration skills of our engineers and craftsmen or have fun building your own models using amazing interactive displays! It's educational but it's fun and there's the rub: they'll hardly know they're learning through the joy of it!

Children can learn how to build a bridge, control the signals or discover what keeps a train on the tracks in the Interactive Learning Centre! It gives a much better and more informative experience of the railway than your average trip, offering loads to pique their curiosity and the answers to most questions too! Come soon for the biggest family day out, admission is free for everyone! Really!

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It may be worth checking out National Railway Museum's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact National Railway Museum before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Opening Details:
Closed 24th to 26th December.
Open 10am to 6pm every other day!


"I'm hungry"

Our licensed restaurants are open daily. During the summer (weather permitting) there is a barbecue to enjoy.

healthy food

Vegetarian options plus salads and healthy eating options available.

"Can I have one of those?"

You can find all your souvenirs, gifts, videos and booklets in our shop, which also offers a mail order service, we also have a Thomas the Tank Engine gift shop.

"i need a wee"

Disabled Toilets in both halls. Baby changing rooms.

and baby come too...

Baby food and milk warming facilities available.


"are we there yet?"

The National Railway Museum is just 540 meters from York Railway Station. It is signposted from the city. any top tips?

Indoor and outdoor picnic area. Interactive Learning Centre. Theatre Performances bring the stories of the railways alive most weekends.

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:
Admission is Free!
Internal elements charge.


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National Railway MuseumLeeman Road
North Yorkshire
YO26 4XJ
Telephone: 01904 621261