The famous National Railway Museum in York is home to The Mallard, The Flying Scotsman and over a million rail-based objects spanning 300 years of history.
Discover over 1,000,000 railway objects spanning over 300 years of history
See our magnificent and iconic trains including Mallard 75, Flying Scotsman and Japanese Shinkensen and replica of the historic Stephenson's Rocket
Road Train (from the National Railway Museum to scenic York Minster)
Station Hall – learn how ‘the other half’ travelled. Visit Queen Victoria’s favourite saloon
Punch & Judy Show
Railway Themed Adventure Playground
Family Trails, interactive story-telling and hands-on-activities
Restaurant & Cafe facilities offering a full range of refreshments
Park & Ride from Rawcliffe Bar, picks up and drops off just outside the Museum
All day parking (£9 per day)
Disabled Access - the Museum is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs and free parking are available and support dogs are welcome
Free entry (although small charges may be applicable for our special events)
Known to be the world's greatest Railway Museum, the National Railway Museum in York has everything for a fantastic family day out, showcasing a collection of well over 1,000,000 railway connected objects and spanning over 300 years of railway history.
Lots of fantastic trains are on view including the star icon and legendary Flying Scotsman (back at the Railway Museum for completing restoration work to ensure its fitness to return to mainline operation). The famous Class Locomotive: Mallard 75 (for which Prince Charles is Patron of its events and activities) is world-wide known for setting a new steam locomotive world speed record back in 1938. The National Railway Museum is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year of Mallard’s world speed record. See the futuristic and incredible Bullet Train, the Japanese Shinkansen (the only one of its kind outside Japan).
The kids can "let off plenty of steam" in our fabulous outdoor, railway themed playground. We have a daily 'Punch & Judy' for you younger visitors and plenty of steam rides, family trails, hands-on activities and interactive story-telling too.
Why not take the Road Train which travels from just outside the Museum and heads over to York Minster and enjoy the sights of this wonderful historic City en route?
FREE ENTRY - although small charges may apply for some of our Special Events
Open daily 10am - 6pm
School holidays: extended opening
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day
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