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The museum is temporarily closed to the public until further notice

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The National Railway Museum is temporarily closed until further notice.

Following the news that York will be entering tier 3 restrictions from Thursday 31 December, the National Railway Museum will be closed until further notice.

If you have a booking with us, we will be in touch with more information soon. As always, we are immensely grateful for your continued support. This page will be updated when we have more information about reopening.

While our doors remain closed for now, our collection—and the inspirational stories it contains—remains open to you online.

Changes to admission

To help us manage the number of people in the museum at one time, all visitors are now required to book a free ticket in advance to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit. You will also need to wear a face covering throughout the museum, keep a safe distance from other visitors and follow marked routes.

Before you plan a visit, please check any local restrictions that could affect your ability to travel.

If you have any further questions, please see our reopening FAQs page

What you need to know

Museum shop

Browse our extensive range of railway gifts, memorabilia, models and more at our shops—located by the main entrance—or explore our online selection.

Other useful information

Covid-19 industry standard

In partnership with The National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

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