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The National Railway Museum is now open. Please book your free admission tickets in advance or request a visit for education groups

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Educational visit request form

Use this form to enquire about an educational visit to the National Railway Museum in York.

We are open for visitors on Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays during term time. 

We can accommodate one bubble of up to 40 people per arrival timeslot.

We are processing requests on a first come, first served basis. We will email you to discuss options if another application has just pipped you to the post.

Your visit

Facilitated and self-guided options are available. For information on sessions for schools, including topics, duration, prices, and available timeslots, take a look at our schools programme.

For self-guided visits: we can accommodate one bubble of up to 40 people per arrival timeslot.

Please make sure you have the correct adult-to-student ratio of 1:4 children under 7 years; 1:8 children aged 7–11; and 1:10 children aged 11–16.

Your contact details
NHS Test and Trace
In line with Government guidance and to support the NHS Test and Trace, we will retain the group organiser’s contact details, in line with GDPR. Read our Privacy Policy.
Your visit
Please note: You can currently book for Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during term time.
Please tell us your arrival time. Facilitated session arrival times are available at 10.00, 10.15, 10.30 and 10.45.
Please tell us your arrival time. Self-guided visits are available at 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00 and 16.00.

Departure time

NHS Test and Trace also requires us to ask for an approximate time of departure from the museum. We recommend a 2 hour visit, leaving at 13.00.
Do any of your students have special educational needs or disabilities?
The National Railway Museum is a public place and it is a condition of booking that group leaders remain with their group at all times to supervise them.

Please confirm that you accept this requirement.
Subject/theme of visit
Your activities
Please tell us which activities you wish to book for your visit.
Price: Free

Availability: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Price: £3.50 per student.

Availability: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Session times: 10.30–11.00, 11.30–12:00, 12:30–13:00

Price: £3.50 per student.

Availability: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Session times: 11.00–11.30, 12:00–12:30, 13.00–13.30

Price: Free

Available on request
Enhance your visit
Goody bags
We have a number of options for goody bags at various price points. Are you interested in finding out more? 
Do you require minibus parking? We can offer limited free parking for minibuses.
Picnic area
Would you like to reserve a picnic area for lunchtime?
Timeslots: 11.15–11.45, 11.45–12.15, 12.15–12.45, 12.45–13.15, 13.15–13.45, 13.45–14.15
Booking terms
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Privacy information

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Your information will be processed for administration, marketing and charitable purposes in accordance with our Privacy Policy, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and any related data protection laws applicable in the UK. We will not share your personal details without your consent nor email you about our events, fundraising and activities unless you choose to hear from us. If you have any questions regarding the use of your data, please read our Privacy Policy or email us at The National Railway Museum is part of the Science Museum Group.

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