Conferences and teambuilding

The National Railway Museum is the perfect platform for corporate events, conferences and special occasions.

From the glory of Flying Scotsman to the romance of Brief Encounter and the luxury of the Orient Express – trains have transported, inspired and entertained us.

The National Railway Museum welcomes you to our unique and exciting environment – ideal for conferences, teambuilding, dinners and receptions.

In April 2010, we were named Conference Venue of the Year at the York Tourism Awards.

Our award-winning event facilities:

  • Six multi purpose meeting rooms, seating up to 140
  • Excellent delegate rates
  • Large, unique platform venue for dinners up to 800
  • Dedicated conference centre entrance and reception
  • Free car parking for organisers, delegates and guests
  • Close to York station
  • State of the art technology
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Natural daylight
  • All meeting rooms WiFi enabled
  • Civil ceremony licence

Venues at York

Special offer - Conference bookings January Sale

Book your conference with the National Railway Museum from January until the end of March and receive our January Sale Day Delegate Rate of £25.00 + VAT per person, which includes:

  • Access to the meeting room 8am – 5pm
  • Dedicated event manager to guide you through the whole event
  • All day selection of tea, fruit and herbal, filtered water and fresh brewed coffee
  • Yorkshire-inspired lunch – various options available
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi for all delegates
  • National Railway Museum branded stationary for delegates (if required)
  • Access to projectors, screens, plasma screens, flipcharts and PA systems
  • Admission to the Museum during published opening hours

Terms and Conditions:

New enquiries only. Minimum of 25 apply for conference. Offer ends 31 March.

Special offer - 10% off room hire and complimentary canapé reception for 2017 dinner events

Experience a bygone era in Station Hall, where you will dine among luxurious carriages and historic locomotives set against the backdrop of a period station or among a stunning display of some of the National Railway Museum’s most iconic locomotives - including Mallard and the Bullet Train - in our Great Hall, which offers a unique location for pre-dinner drinks, receptions and dinners.                   

All evening bookings include:

  • Access to the museum from 7pm – 12pm
  • Dedicated event manager to guide you through the whole event
  • Complimentary on-site parking for all delegates
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi for all delegates
  • A wide selection of locally sourced menu options and accompanying wines

Terms and Conditions:

New enquiries only. Minimum of 50 apply for dinner bookings. Offer ends 28 February.


Want to know more?

For more information, or to arrange an appointment to view our facilities, please call our events team on 01904 686226, or email us: nrmevents@nrm.org.uk

Download our venue hire brochure

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Theatre Style 140 60 20 20 40 140 110 25 78
Closed boardroom 32 18 14 14 20 30 24 18 -
Open boardroom 36 18 - - 10 26 24 - -
U-shape 32 20 - - 8 - 24 - -
Classroom 48 18 - - 12 - 36 - -
Workshop x6 60 30 - - 12 66 42 - -
Workshop x8 80 40 - - 16 88 56 - -
Banqueting 70 - - - - - 60    
Wi-fi Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Projector / screen Y Y N N N Y Y N Y
Internal PA N N N N N N Y N Y
13 amp sockets 40 17 8 8 16 24 18 6 4
Length (m) 15.8 7.5 4 4 8 17.5 12.5 7 11.2
Width (m) 8.8 8.8 6.1 6.1 8.8 10 10 5 7
Height (m) 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7

See also

Background: BR Horse Box