National Railway Museum in York

National Railway Museum Collection at York

National Railway Museum, York

The National Railway Museum in York is home to 300 years of rail history and offers a fabulous day out for all ages.

The Great Hall is home to some of the biggest locomotives in the National Collection, from a replica of Stephenson's Rocket to the high speed Japanese Bullet Train. Try a ride on the Mallard Simulator to experience the bygone days of steam. Interspered between the collection are a wide range of interactive exhibits for younger family members to get hands-on.

The Royal trains of the Station Hall present the opulent side of train travel. The Hall is also home to a century of British train travel with historic artefacts and personal stories from workers and travellers alike.

The National Railway Museum's South Yard is home to the newly-improved miniature railway and outdoor play area.

With The Warehouse, The Works, The Depot, daily science shows, story telling and regular extra events the FREE National Railway Museum is a must for all visitors to York.

Museum Facilities
  • Restaurant and Cafe
  • Picnic & Play Area
  • Gift Shop
  • Toilets & Changing Areas
  • Lockers
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Opening Hours
Daily: 10am to 5pm
except 24th, 25th and 26th December.
Entry to the National Railway Museum is FREE.
Donations are welcome.
Map Location
Getting To the National Railway Museum

By rail
The Museum is only a few minutes' walk from York station and the route is signposted:
Turn left outside the front of the station
Pass the Royal York Hotel and turn left into Leeman Road
Continue through the tunnel — the Museum is straight ahead.
There is also a direct route to the Museum via the station footbridge (not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs).

By bus
The Rawcliffe Park & Ride bus picks up and drops off just outside the Museum. More information visit the First Group Park and Ride site.

By car
The Museum is clearly signposted from all approaches to the city. Our visitor car park is on Leeman Road (£10 per day). Accessible parking is free, and available outside our City Entrance. Both car parks are indicated in blue on the map above-right. We do not currently offer charging points for electric vehicles.

By bike
If you are planning on cycling here, we have a limited number of bike racks available at both entrances. Bikes are left at owner's risk

On foot
It's a 10 minute walk to the Museum from the centre of town, and the route is well signposted.

Road Train
Travel straight to the Museum's door from Duncombe Place (next to York Minster). Trips leave the Museum on the hour and half hour from 11.00 to 15.30, and depart from Duncombe Place every 30 minutes from 11.15 to 15.45.

Contact Details
NRM, Leeman Road
YO26 4XJ
Tel: 08448 153139
Upcoming Events

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