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The National Railway Museum is one of York's top attractions, and one of the best things to do in York with kids. Home to iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering firsts, the National Railway Museum celebrates the past, present and future of innovation on the railways.

Get up close to icons of the rails including Mallard, the world’s fastest steam locomotive. Discover how high-speed rail travel began and journey back in time to experience the working life of a station. Explore over 200 years of history and find out how railways shaped our world.

The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during term time, but open seven days a week during most school holidays. For more information about opening times, facilities and guidance on planning your visit, go to railwaymuseum.org.uk/visit.


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