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: For Advance Purchases, the opening hours are: Mon - Fri 08:00 till 19:45. Sat 08:00 till 18:45. Sun 09:00 till 18:45
DayOpening Hours
Saturday 05:45 - 21:00
Sunday 07:30 - 21:30
Weekdays05:30 - 21:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Station BuffetAvailable
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

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Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park Station Short Stay Car Park
Carpark operatorVirgin Trains East Coast Virgin Trains East Coast
Car parking spaces634
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£600.00
Per Hour£2.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces626
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Within station, within car park, andÿnext to the ticket office

Cycle storage notes<p>80 secure stands.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

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.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

No advance booking is required but it will reduce the waiting time for a wheelchair access Taxi

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 Edinburgh (Waverley)CrossCountry06:2711On time
to London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway06:319On time
to Edinburgh (Waverley)London North Eastern Railway06:3511On time
to Redcar CentralTransPennine Express06:393On time
to PlymouthCrossCountry06:456On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ScarboroughTransPennine Express06:244Late
from NewcastleLondon North Eastern Railway06:299On time
from DoncasterLondon North Eastern Railway06:3111Late
from Redcar CentralTransPennine Express07:1710On time
from LeedsNorthern07:198On time

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