National Railway Museum

Adventure & Activity


For a fantastic FREE* day out for the whole family in York, visit the award winning National Railway Museum.

Get up close to over 300 years of fascinating history in York’s only National Museum. Explore our giant halls full of trains and railway legends including the majestic Duchess of Hamilton, step on to the futuristic, Japanese Bullet Train or marvel at the stunning opulence of the Royal Trains.

Get on board awe inspiring locomotives, watch our engineers at work in The Workshop, uncover hidden treasures in The Warehouse and make tracks to the outdoor area. The children can let off steam with our outdoor play area, miniature railway rides and loads of interactive exhibits.

Every weekend the kids can engage in interactive science shows and storytelling and throughout the school holidays enjoy family activities, steam rides and special events.

For further information about what’s on, please call 0844 815 3139 or visit



*Please note there may be a small charge for special events and activities

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