- Museums and Art Galleries
- Railway and Transport Attractions
Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3) and Young Children (4-8)
Venue type: Indoor
National Railway Museum
Big trains, bigger rides, it's the perfect platform for the biggest railway day outever! 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!
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Leeman Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 4XJ, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Disabled Toilets in both halls. Baby changing rooms.
Our licensed restaurants are open daily. During the summer (weather permitting) there is a barbecue to enjoy.