The National Railway Museum has temporarily closed, in light of the latest coronavirus restrictions. They're working hard to provide a safe, clean space for you to enjoy when restrictions ease. When they reopen you will need to book free, timed admission tickets to help them manage visitor numbers.

The National Railway Museum is one of York's top attractions, and one of the best things to do in York with kids. They have introduced free, timed ticketing to manage visitor numbers, guided routes around the museum to ensure you have a relaxed visit and can maintain social distancing, so please make sure you book online in advance.

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.

For more information about opening times, facilities and guidance on planning your visit, go to

Opening times

Week commencing 3 August

Tuesday 4 August 2020, 11.00–16.00

Thursday 6 August 2020, 11.00–16.00

Saturday 8 August 2020, 11.00–16.00

Week commencing 10 August

Wednesday 12 August, 11.00–17.00

Friday 14 August, 11.00–17.00

Saturday 15 August, 11.00–17.00

Sunday 16 August, 11.00–17.00

Week commencing 17 August

Open 11.00–17.00 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Week commencing 24 August and onwards

Open 10.00–17.00 every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday


Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, UK

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