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Nearest train station to National Railway Museum

Trains to the National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum perhaps unsurprisingly is just a couple of minutes walk from York Station and well signposted on exiting the station. For a fast and accessible route to the museum turn left outside of the station and walk past the Royal York Hotel. Turn left at Leeman Road and walk through the tunnel.

Alternatively, you can also access the museum from the footbridge located within the station.

National Railway Museum York

Image courtesy of Juan Enrique Gilardi

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About National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum is home to some of the most iconic, most recognisable trains in the world. Packed full with over 300 years of history documenting the evolution of railways in the UK. It comprises of two huge exhibition halls where you'll usually find Mallard, Stephenson's Rocket, a Japanese Bullet Train (the only one outside of Japan), one of the first Eurostar trains and everything in between. 

There are also several other exhibition spaces including the Warehouse packed with railway memorabilia and railway infrastructure. 

Within the museum is a viewing platform where you can see trains from many of the UK train operating companies including Virgin Trains East Coast, Grand Central, Northern and TransPennine Express.  



National Railway Museum - York


Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ

08448 153139

Opening times

Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm.

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