National Railway Museum in York
National Railway Museum in York

National Railway Museum in York

If you’re a fan of trains you will love the National Railway Museum in York. The Museum opened in 1975 and was originally designed to tell the story of rail transport in Britain and how it impacted society. They regularly update the museum with new exhibitions so make sure you check the website when you go to visit as they also do change frequently. The museum has three halls with railway legends including the Chinese locomotive – one of the largest steam engines to ever be built, the Mallard – the world’s fastest steam locomotive and also a Japanese Bullet Train.

Where in York is the museum that homes over 750,00 artefacts?

If you head over to the National Railway museum it is jam-packed with loads of cool things that reflect the history of engineering!

This museum contains over 750,000 artefacts from a wide range of different histories and also contains a simulator (one of the few things that are not free – tickets cost £3.00). The museum is home to the Flying Scotsman so you can find out all about the world’s most famous locomotive be sure to check the dates for special tours of the Flying Scotsman.

  • Open from 10 am- 5 pm
  • Home to the Flying Scotsman (the most famous locomotive)
  • The café (Great Hall Café) allows you to eat inside as well
  • home to over 750,000 artefacts
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