National Railway Museum (York) Reviews
Description:Leeman Road / York / YO26 4XJ / Tel: 01904 621261.
Newest Review: ... nephew and children of my own. The range of engines that is on display at the National Rail Museum is fantastic. From the iconic, high speed steam engine The Flying Scotsman to the modern day high speed Bullet Trains from Japan. The museum has everything a train lover could wish for. As well as the number of shiny engines which have been beautifully restored and maintained there is also a ... more
Customer National Railway Museum (York) Reviews (8)
by - written on 15/05/13 (Useful, 46 readings)
Having previously visited this museum on a school trip as an 8 year old my trip the 2nd time was no less enjoyable. 20 years later I returned with my wife and the size and array of the engines on display was no less impressive .It certainly was a nostalgic trip and one which I look forward to making again with my nephew and children of my own. The range of engines that is on display at the National Rail Museum is fantastic. From the iconic, high speed steam engine The Flying Scotsman to the modern day high speed Bullet Trains from Japan. The museum has everything a train lover could wish for. As well as the number of shiny engines which have been ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/11/11 (Very useful, 83 readings)
Living in York one of the places we visit often with our son is the National Railway Museum. My train mad 3 year old loves going and seeing the trains and the various changing exhibits over the year. Where is it ************** Located in the centre of York the National Railway museum is easily accessible by public transport. A bus stop is near by and if you have travelled by train it is actually to the rear of York station and is a short walk across a concourse and over a road a walk in total from the station of about 5 minutes. If you are coming by car it is well signposted with brown signs and is on the inner ring road off Leeman road. The museum ... Read the complete review
by - written on 24/05/10 (Very useful, 74 readings)
This is a fab way to spend a few hours, not least because it is free! It is situated right next to York train station, so is about a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre. It might help if you have a map, but it is easy to find. It lives on Leeman Road, and is open 10am til 6pm. You can head over the footbridge from the station, or even pick up the Road Train from right outside the Minster, which will drop you right outside the door. The museum is organised into two main halls, the first for engines, the second for carriages. I am quite interested in trains, mainly because my great granddad worked on them, which means I find it interesting to see what he ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/02/10 (Very useful, 19 readings)
The National Railway Museum in York is a fantastic free, day out! Situated behind York Railway Station and clearly signposted it appeals to both younger children and those a little bit older! I have visited this week with my children (6 and 9 years old), their grandparents and my sister (30) and we all had a great day. Inside the engine shed's there is a turntable which is currently part of a display demonstrating how a roll on, roll off ferry works, many engines including a Japanese express train, Euro tunnel and more vintage models such as a replica model of Stevenson's Rocket and The Mallard. There a range of hands on exhibits and games, particularly outside in The .. Read the complete review
by - written on 21/08/08 (Very useful, 37 readings)
The National Railway Museum is a firm family favourite in our house. Even if your not passionate about trains like my husband is the NRM has plenty to offer to keep the kids occupied. We began our visit with a walk round the main exhibition area where trains such as Mallard, Evening Star and the Japanese Bullet Train take pride of place. We stood under one of the concrete segments from the Channel Tunnel and took a look at a cutaway Eurostar cab. We took a picnic lunch - which you can eat indoors or out - but I noticed there is a small cafe in the main hall and a larger restaurant farther into the exhibition if picnics aren't your thing. The NRM has ... Read the complete review
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