What’s on at NRM York

Summer at the World's Greatest Railway Museum

Get in the holiday mood and keep the kids out of mischief - whether rain or shine.

25 Jul 2016 - 04 Sep 2016
Events, Family activities

With giant halls full of steam and diesel engines and railway legends including Mallard, we have something for everyone to enjoy. Attend one or our turntable demonstrations, enjoy cab access to some of our most famous locomotives, and learn more with a daily programme of talks and tours.

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Various times - check daily diary on arrival

Follow our exciting exhibition trail and use your imagination as you uncover the lost stories of the different people who travelled together on First World War ambulance trains. Suitable for ages 11+

Children's storytelling

Various times - check daily diary on arrival

Join in with our special interactive storytelling adventure about one of the most famous steam locomotives in the world. Suitable for under 6s.

Family science shows

Various times - check daily diary on arrival

How are we able to travel so fast on trains, which famous locomotives have broken incredible speed records and what is the science behind how trains move? All this and more in our fast paced interactive family science shows: Need for Speed and From Rocket to Bullet.

Royal carriage tours

Various times - see daily diary upon arrival

Join a member of our explainer team for an informative tour of the museum's beautiful royal carriage collection.

Shinkansen talk

Great Hall | 10:30am & 3pm daily

Our Bullet Train is the only example outside of Japan. Find out why even now the engine is a symbol of progress and engineering excellence.

How a Steam Locomotive works

Great Hall | 4pm daily

Discover what lies beneath the shell of a steam locomotive and find out the principles of steam power. Demonstrated on our sectioned locomotive, Ellerman Lines.

Miniature railway

South Yard | £3

Big fun for the whole family. Try our miniature railway ride this spring and journey through changing landscapes in our outdoor South Yard space. Find out more.

Mallard cab access

Various times - check daily diary on arrival

Join our Explainers to discover more about what it's like inside the cab of the fastest steam locomotive in the world.

See also

Background: 'Skegness is so Bracing' LNER Poster