National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ

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Immerse yourself in the home of iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering brilliance. Get up close to legends of the rails including Mallard, the world’s fastest steam locomotive.

Climb on board the Japanese bullet train, discover how high-speed rail travel began and come face-to-face with the single most important locomotive, the original Stephenson’s Rocket. Visit Station Hall, home to Queen Victoria’s favourite saloon and the world’s finest collection of luxurious royal carriages. Explore over 200 years of history and find out how railways shaped the world.

Daily turntable demonstrations are a great opportunity to see engineering in action and steam rides and hands-on activities. For the rest of the year, you can have a day to remember with the miniature railway and free daily talks and tours. Relax in our cafes, nestled alongside magnificent carriages. Enjoy leisurely lunches or a sweet treat while you recharge your batteries. New exhibition for 2021 Trans-Siberian, the world’s longest railway.