The National Railway Museum, unsurprisingly, is just a couple of minutes' walk from York Station and is well-signposted on exiting the station. For a fast and accessible route to the museum, turn left outside the station and walk past the Royal York Hotel. Turn left again on to Leeman Road and walk through the tunnel. Alternatively, you can also access the Museum directly via the footbridge located within the station.

The National Railway Museum is the largest of its kind in the world. It's packed with over 300 years of UK railway history, and comprises two huge exhibition halls where you'll usually find Mallard, Stephenson's Rocket, a Japanese Bullet Train (the only one outside Japan), a Eurostar train and everything in between - plus a number of other spaces, cafes and play areas. 

Visit the National Railway Museum's official site for opening information.


This attraction has free entry for all.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: There is no ticket office at York station, ticket machines are available to purchase or collect tickets from. You can also buy tickets in advance online here.
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Website
Station BuffetAvailable
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Lifts and level access to all platforms. Lift available from station concourse (platform 3) to platforms 5 -11. Customer assistance available 'Call for Aid' button by taxi rank at front of station. No level access to National Rail Museum via platforms 10/11, exit at front of station and around Station Hotel.
Toilets notesThe Ladies toilets are located in the Main Concourse and in the Waiting Room between Platforms 7 and 9. The Gents toilet is adjacent to Platform 2 and between Platforms 8 and 9. The National key toilets are adjacent to Platform 2 and between Platforms 8 and 9; these toilets are operated by a RADAR key. A RADAR key is available from station staff.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Assistance meeting point is Customer Information Point in main concourse.
Customer Service notes
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Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorLondon North Eastern Railway
Car parking spaces604
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces626
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Within station, within car park, and next to the ticket office
Cycle storage notesCompound
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

York station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

More about the National Railway Museum

The museum is home to some of the most iconic, most recognisable trains from across the globe and has something of interest for everyone - even if you're not a railway enthusiast! As part of the Science Museum Group, there are a strong science, engineering and technology themes, but there are fabulous treasures and stories to discover about how our lives in Britain were changed entirely by the creation of the railways.

Beyond the major halls showcasing impressive locomotives and Royal Trains there are several other exhibition spaces including the Warehouse; the whole site is chock-full of railway memorabilia, infrastructure and wonders from the past.

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

We recommend at least a half-day to explore the site and its glorious contents, and even more if one of your party is a train-mad enthusiast... of any age.

Departures and arrivals from York

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into York station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to HullNorthern04:10On time
to HullLondon North Eastern Railway04:4010On time
to HullTransPennine Express04:589On time
to HullTransPennine Express05:0511On time
to HullNorthern05:367On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester AirportTransPennine Express04:5911On time
from Manchester AirportTransPennine Express05:423On time
from Manchester AirportLondon North Eastern Railway05:573On time
from Manchester AirportCrossCountry06:0511On time
from Manchester AirportTransPennine Express06:15Scheduled

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