National Railway Museum, York England

About the National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum (NRM) contains over 300 years of railway history. There are over a million objects to discover including a vast collection of locomotives, carriages, freight wagons and other items of rolling stock. 

Within the extensive collection are famous locomotives such as the Mallard as pictured. You can also see the only Shinkansen Bullet Train outside of Japan. You may also have chance to see the famous Flying Scotsman that has recently been restored.  For more information about their collection, please visit their website at 

You can find the Railway Museum next door to the Railway Station at the rear. It is possible to access the museum from a short walk over the footbridge at the station. 

The museum itself resides on both sides of Leeman Road connected with a subway underneath the road. Therefore there is a main entrance at either side. 

The museum has two main halls of which one contains mainly royal trains whereas the other has trains from different era. 

The National Railway Museum also has a second museum situated at Shildon near Darlington. If you wish to visit this museum you can board the train to either Middlesbrough or Darlington and change there. 

Where to Find the National Railway Museum

Useful Information and Links

National Railway Museum Opening Times

The National Railway Museum is free entry and making a donation is encouraged.

National Railway Museum Website