York Option: Visit to National Railway Museum : Yorkshire

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WIth over 100 locomotives and nearly 300 other items of rolling stock, the National Railway Museum is the largest museum of its type in Britain. The main indoor exhibition spaces are The Great Hall with a selection of locomotives from all ages of the railway arranged around a central turntable and Station Hall which is laid out like a station platform with more locomotives and carriages on view, including the royal trains. Among the locomotives are the world's fastest steam engine Mallard, the exquisitely streamlined Duchess of Hamilton, a replica of George Stephenson's pioneering Rocket and the only bullet train to be found outside of Japan.

There's also the Workshop where you can see preservation work happening, and the North Shed where you can discover more about life as a railway signaller, track real-time train movements via our electronic signal display, find out how a wheel drop works and travel back in time with archive railway films. The collections store has further artefacts from railway furniture to crockery and from concept models to historic posters.

Venture outside and steam trains are normally running in the South Yard.

Overall there are over a million railway-related objects in their collection and it is a must-see for any railway enthusiast!

Entry is free but they appreciate a donation.

This event is an optional extra on the York Celebration Weekend, but open to anyone.

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York Option: Visit to National Railway Museum

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