"The National Railway Museum" National Railway Museum Tip by Sjalen
National Railway Museum, York: 38 reviews and 93 photos
The National Railway Museum actually won European Museum of the Year 2001 and it is certainly worth it. You will find trains from all over the UK in the country that invented the railway. I recently returned to see what updates hade been done since I lived in York more than ten years ago, and it has now become even better. The only thing that saddened me was that my favourite sight, the famous record breaking and beautiful engine Mallard was just about to be moved to the railway museum in Shildon further up the country so you will no longer find it here. Things to see still include royal carriages though, and a bit on how the channel tunnel was created, a Japanese bullet train and a lot of beautiful engines in the engine hall, perhaps notably with the beautifully streamlined Duchess of Hamilton as the star exhibit now that Mallard has left.
Not just for train spotters but for anyone with an interest in 19th-20th century life, engineering or travel. Children of all ages will love it too and there is a good shop. Personally, I also like the old carriage that my now husband renovated in his youth :))) Sorry for the poor picture but I haven't been back down there since I became a VT member. The yellow building next to the wheel is the museum.
Address: Leeman Road, behind the railway station
Directions: From the railway station turn left along Station Road. Take the next left turn into Leeman Road and follow the road for about 150m. The museum is on the right.
Phone: 01904 621261 Fax:01904 611112
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