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    National Railway Museum, YORK


National Railway Museum, YORK

Great Hall is home to some of the biggest locomotives in the National Collection. Rub shoulders with railway legends, from history-makers to record-breakers.

Explore the science, technology and history of the railways with our Learning Team. We offer a range of workshops for all ages to help teachers and learners get the most out of their visit.

Younger visitors will love letting off steam in our railway-themed outdoor play area. Plus, you can take a ride on the nearby miniature railway and enjoy the scenery.

Recent developments

Since 1975 the Museum has been extended on a number of occasions.  In 1990, the Station Hall opened across Leeman Road in York’s former railway goods depot, nearly doubling the size of the museum in the process. This development won the Museum of the Year Award in 1990. The former diesel depot adjacent to the Great Hall was added as a store and in 1999 this was rebuilt to become The Works, providing public access to the Museum’s collections stores and workshops and a viewing gallery overlooking York Station. The success of The Works led, in part, to the Museum gaining the European Museum of the Year award in 2001.