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Please note the viewing balcony and gallery will be closed from 22–26 July 2024.

We're open seven days a week. Book your free admission ticket now to visit the museum. 

Schools and groups can book free tickets here.

Station Hall and other parts of our museum are closed, please check the Visit page for the latest info about closures.

Our Masterplan: Becoming the World's Railway Museum

Our masterplan will transform the National Railway Museum, York, and Locomotion in Shildon. We're on a journey to become a global engineering powerhouse and a reinvented, inspiring 21st-century attraction.

With this investment, our transformed museums will show the cutting-edge innovations shaping our world today - alongside the extraordinary birth and growth of the railways.

By celebrating the past, present and future of railways and engineering, we will capture the hearts and minds of the next generation of engineers, innovators and thinkers.

Header image credit: Feilden Fowles