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To visit, please book free admission tickets or request an education visit.
Please note: Station Hall will be closed on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 August. This is for urgent maintenance work.
The Road Train is also currently unavailable.

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Educational visit request form

Use this form to enquire about a group visit to the National Railway Museum in York.

Please note that our small team is taking longer than usual to deal with requests and enquiries. We will aim to get back to you within one week.

We are open for visits on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during term time. The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during term time.

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.

As we are still operating with a reduced capacity, availability for activities varies day to day. Please consider alternative dates for your visit and include them in the form.

Your visit

Facilitated and self-guided options are available. For information on sessions for schools, including topics, duration, prices, and available timeslots, visit our Schools Programme page.

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
We are supporting NHS Test and Trace and will retain the trip organiser’s contact details for this purpose. You can find more details in our Privacy Policy.
Your visit
Please note: You can currently book for Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during term time.
Please tell us your preferred arrival time. Arrival timeslots are 10.00 / 10.15 / 10.30 / 10.45 / 11.00 / 12.00 / 13.00 / 14.00 / 15.00 / 16.00
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.
NHS Test and Trace also requires us to ask for an approximate time of departure from the museum. We recommend a two-hour visit.
Subject/theme of visit
Your activities
Please tell us which activities you wish to book for your visit.
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: Free

Available on request
Price: £4.00 per student.

Availability: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Session times: 10.30–11.30, 12.00–13.00, 13.30–14.30 and 15.00–16.00

Price: Free

Availability: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Enhance your visit
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
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.
Booking terms
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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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