York is home to the largest railway museum in the world.

Get up close to iconic locomotives and carriages, from record breakers to history makers. Explore the museum's magnificent royal trains, examine millions of artefacts belonging to the National Collection, see the replica of Stephenson's legendary Rocket and discover the world of high speed travel on the Japanese bullet train. There are also daily demonstrations and interactive exhibits.

National Railway Museum

Free to all

Leeman Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 4XJ

033 0058 0058


Opening times

Wed-Sun 10am-5pm

Closed Mondays & Tuesdays (except during some holidays, check the website for details)
Also closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas day and Boxing Day.

To help us manage the number of people in the museum at one time, all visitors are now required to book a free admission ticket in advance to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit. You will also need to wear a face covering throughout the museum, keep a safe distance from other visitors and follow marked routes.

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