What’s on at NRM York

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.

Suitable for all ages, Families
Family activities, Events

Feeling creative? Make a Christmas card with an engineering twist in our free Christmas crafts drop-in activity. Create your own Christmas tale in our festive Imagination Station, a fun storytelling activity for under-6s and their families.

Treat your taste buds to a Festive Slice served with Fairtrade coffee or Yorkshire Tea for only £3, available from the Mallard Café and Dining Car restaurant throughout the season.

Enjoy the festive wonderment of our enormous Christmas tree, provided by Yorkshire Education. This green giant, nestled among iconic locomotives in Great Hall, has been decorated with ornaments created by pupils from schools across the region.

Combine all of this with an icy adventure at the biggest outdoor ice trail in the UK, taking place around York City Centre 9–10 December. Find an ice sculpture of Stephenson's replica Rocket on the York Ice Trail outside York Minster.

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