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National Railway Museum, York

The National Railway museum has the world's largest collection of train exhibits dating back over 300 years. You can't fail to be impressed by the legendary engines on display here. There are 750,000 objects in this museum but the highlights are a replica of the Rocket, the first steam locomotive built in 1829, the Mallard, the world’s fastest steam engine, Japanese Bullet trains and the carriage used by Queen Victoria between 1869 and 1901.

There is a daily turntable demonstration to show how several tons of railway locomotive could be turned on a sixpence. You can explore the workings of steam locomotives and watch the complex mechanism work before your eyes. Train enthusiasts can get in the cab of a steam engine, build a loco, control a train and watch a live link to York’s electronic signal box.

For those interested in history there are exhibitions on the Flying Scotsman and British Rail.

Young kids (3-8) can let off steam in the railway themed play area or enjoy the miniature railway.

Although its free to enter the museum, the long stay car park charges are £7 for the day.

Opening Times

Daily 10.00 - 18.00
Closed 24, 25, 26 December

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Telephone: 08448 153139

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National Railway Museum
Leeman Road

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