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This festive season our museum will be a trove of fabulous food, fun activities and treasured objects—including world-changing locomotive Rocket.

Here are some highlights...

Brass, Steel and Fire

That's right, the original Stephenson's Rocket is here as part of our latest exhibition Brass, Steel and Fire. Make sure you check out this highly significant piece of history as well as the magnificent models on display.


On the weekends, watch out for a Pop-up Science demo to find out how to unlock the true power of sprouts. Younger visitors will be whisked away on a merry adventure in Storytelling. 

Christmas crackers

Head out to South Yard for a Steam Ride or a rumble along our Miniature Railway. There's also the super-speedy Mallard Experience and the Road Train to take you to and from York Minster.

You're bound to work up an appetite exploring our big museum. Pop over to the cafés in Station Hall and Great Hall for a festive feast with irresistible coffee and cakes available.

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