• Tim Peake's Spacecraft

    Get up close to this historic piece of engineering, which brought
    the astronaut back to Earth from the International Space Station.

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    Have a creative Christmas

    Our museum will be full of festive cheer in December,
    with craft activities, festive food and a giant tree.

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    Countess of York

    Winner of VisitEngland's Award for Excellence for afternoon tea.

    Experience the luxury of railway dining in our beautifully
    restored carriage. Indulge in delicious cakes and dainty
    sandwiches as part of our award-winning afternoon tea.

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    Ambulance Trains

    Step into a forgotten First World War story
    in our exhibition in Great Hall.

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National Railway Museum

Free Entry

Discover 300 years of history and 1,000,000 objects that changed the world in the UK's largest railway museum.

York open 10am-5pm
(Search Engine opening times)
Shildon open 10am-4pm

What’s on

Christmas at York

Escape the cold and join us this festive season to enjoy quality time with the whole family. We’re open 10am – 5pm every day, except for 24, 25 and 26 December when we are closed.

Coming soon...

Soyuz capsule

Get up close to Tim Peake’s Spacecraft at Locomotion in Shildon. Soyuz TMA-19M lands 22 November, along with the incredible Space Descent VR experience and fun hands-on activities.

Sir Nigel Gresley overhaul

Sir Nigel Gresley in the workshop at NRM York

A4 Pacific Sir Nigel Gresley is currently in The Works for its 10-year overhaul. Be sure to drop in to see progress from our Works balcony.

Background: Replica Sans Pareil