There’s no better time to take a trip to the National Railway Museum in York – as it’s currently home to an out-of-this world exhibition featuring the spacecraft that brought Tim Peake back to earth.
The National Railway Museum celebrates over 300 years of history and hosts one million objects that have changed the way we live – and it’s totally free to explore the fantastic collections.
You can spend hours wandering amongst the enormous engines and there are miles of shining chrome and brass to admire, all set in an accessible open plan design.
Learn about the design and fashions in locomotives and how it’s evolved over the centuries – with the earliest examples in their collecting bolts, chimneys and wrought iron.
Fast forward to the early 19th Century and they’re more like rocket ships on rails.
The warehouse is filled with objects and artefacts from the history and there’s a miniature railway for children as well as an adventure play area too.
Before you leave, make sure to take some refreshments in the museum’s totally unique restaurants – a Victorian inspired ‘dining car’, or a 1920s lounge.
Nestled between the royal carriages, it’s a fantastic place for a leisurely lunch or afternoon tea.
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FACTFILE - NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM
Address: Leeman Rd, York YO26 4XJ
Opening times: Monday-Sunday, 10a-5pm
Phone: 0844 815 3139