The Travel Book

The Travel Book – National Rail Museum, York, United Kingdom

When you go to York, going to a museum may be the last thing in your mind but it was the first thing I was recommended to visit by more then one person told me to – so I visited and was very grateful that I did. The National Railway Museum is located on Leeman Road which is a short walk from the train station of York and is easy to find if you follow the directions.

The museum is currently closed due to the Covid-Pandemic but usually the venue is open Wednesday to Sunday 10-5pm. The museum is free to enter but due to Covid limitations when the venue is open you may need to reserve a slot on the website (and remember to wear a mask).

The museum is home to many exhibits including everything from real trains, artefacts and photographs. In total it has over 250,000 objects and archives. Some of the trains on display include a working replica of Rocket Steam locomotive, West Japan Railways Shinkansen Bullet Train from 1976 and London & NE Railway Steam Locomotive “Mallard” just to name a few.

I visited the museum in 2016 and really enjoyed myself. There was s much on display and I felt like I learnt a lot as well. Most importantly it is actually a really fun place to visit! If you go at some times of the year they have special events as well.

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