York National Railway Museum in England – biggest railway museum in the world

Updated: May 29, 2020 | By | More

York National Railway Museum is a museum dedicated to the rail transport in Great Britain. It is located in northeastern England, in the county of North Yorkshire in York. National Railway Museum is a part of the British National Museum of Science and Industry.

National Railway Museum was opened in the current premises in 1975, however the collection originated from the early 19th century. Today, the National Railway Museum has a national collection of historically significant railway vehicles and artifacts associated with the railway, with the various written and visual records. You can see here more than 100 locomotives and nearly 200 other vehicles. In 2001 National Railway Museum was awarded as the Best European Museum (European Museum of the Year Award in 2001). In addition to various exhibits you can also ride the giant Ferris wheel and special small train here.

York National Railway Museum, England, UK
York National Railway Museum, England, UK by Xerones

York National Railway Museum is open all the year daily from 10:00 to 18:00, except of December 24, 25 and 26. Admission is free. It is the biggest railway museum in England and the largest railroad exhibit of its kind in the world.

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Category: Amusement and Theme parks, Museums and Galleries, United Kingdom

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