Leeman Rd York YO26 4XJ 0844 815 3139
The NRM is York’s top tourist destination, and rightly so. Even if your feelings towards trains are at best lukewarm, you can’t help but admire the sheer size of these locomotives and the mind-boggling development of the railway, from its steamy humble beginnings embodied in Stephenson’s replica, The Rocket, all the way to the Japanese Bullet train and Eurostar. The museum is made up of a series of gigantic halls, filled with shiny engines and railway paraphernalia; highlights include Queen Victoria’s favourite carriage and the wonderful Art Deco 'Duchess of Hamilton'. There are family-focused events and activities throughout the day, such as steam rides, quizzes and storytelling.
The Railway Museum is a great day out for the whole family and it's FREE! The kids can get hands on with the exhibits and actually get on the trains, there is also the option of going on an authentic steam train, although you tend to get a little 'sooty'! There are picnic places or you can eat at the cafe, the car park is huge and next door to the museum so not far to walk. The museum is also situated next to the York Railway Station for handy access, it also very close to York City Centre which is always a wonderful place to visit.
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