National Railway Museum, York

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At National Railway Museum, learn about the history of trains and their effect on British society. This engaging museum, which won the European Museum of the Year Award in 2001, houses 100 locomotives and almost 200 items of rolling stock that either ran on British rails or that British manufacturers produced. Wander through the massive halls and board all types of trains, from the opulent Royal Train to a futuristic Japanese bullet train. Observe engineers working at their craft in the workshop and take a ride on the miniature railway outside. Guides are available to give children a fun education on Britain's rail history. Plan to visit National Railway Museum during your York vacation using our convenient York trip planner .
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  • Great place to visit.Its very interesting and there’s also small coffee place for you to relax. I’ll be going back for sure.  more »
  • My dear wife agreed to visit this museum just to please me. Unfortunately it was mid afternoon before we arrived at the site but was greeted by a charming lady who told us it was free to visit. There ...  more »
  • great day out you can enter and touch most exhibits, no restrictions on photos. Café and snack bars quite dear for food. plenty places to sit and enjoy your own food and still see all the trains  more »
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