Museum map

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Great Hall

Great Hall is the heart of our museum - here you can see Mallard, Rocket, Shinkansen the rest of our locomotive collection.

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Station Hall

Soak up the atmosphere of this historic building filled with vehicles and other items spanning a century of railway history.

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Gallery

Our state of the art Gallery space opened in 2011 and contains a rolling programme of great exhibitions.

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South Yard

The South Yard is the Museum's outdoor area, home to locomotives, railways lines and the children's play area.

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The Workshop

The Workshop isn't just for show - it's home to the maintenance depot where our specialist team keep our locomotives running and looking tip-top.

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The Warehouse

There are 1001 surprises here - it's place that houses a welter of collection items that haven't made it to full-blown displays.

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Learning Platform

This is our devoted centre for education. We offer a range of workshops for all ages to help you get the most out of your visit, all FREE.

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Search Engine

This is our research and archive hub - here you can explore the history of rail transport and discover previously unseen treasures from our archives.

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Car Park Entrance

Situated off Leeman Road, this is the main entrance for corporate events and staff, and leads directly into the Great Hall.

Search Engine

Explore the history or rail transport and discover hidden gems in Search Engine, our research and archive centre. Read a story with the little ones, and enjoy a changing programme of special exhibitions.

Great Hall

Rub shoulders with railway legends, history-makers and record-breakers. The Great Hall is home to some of the greatest icons in our collection including the Japanese bullet train.

Warehouse

Explore this fascinating Aladdin's Cave packed with thousands of railway treasures in open storage. Don’t miss The Flying Scotsman Story, an exhibition capturing the history of this world famous train.

The Works

Watch live engineering work in progress and see how our engines are maintained. Check out the latest conservation work on Flying Scotsman or track train movements in and out of York Station at the Integrated Electronic Control Centre (IECC).

City Entrance

The main entrance to the Museum, just a short walk from York Railway Station. This is also the pick-up and drop-off point for our Road Train.

Station Hall

Experience the heyday of the railways, from the opulence of royal travel to the holiday boom of the last century. Look inside the carriages – and enjoy a delicious meal in our restaurant surrounded by trains from a bygone era.

Learning Platform

Discover the wonders of railway science with our explosive family science show From Rocket To Bullet, or bring the little ones to our interactive storytelling session, Clickety Clack.

South Yard

Discover this outdoor activity area where younger visitors can let off steam all year round. Enjoy the railway-themed children’s play area, take a picnic, or jump aboard the miniature railway (closed in January). Plus join our lively science shows in the Learning Platform.

Art Gallery

The Art Gallery reopens 27 October 2012.

Our new Art Gallery space opened in 2011, and showcases an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions from our unseen art collection, and artworks from across the world inspired by the railways. Our art collection has over 11,200 posters, 3061 prints and engravings, and 1049 paintings. More about the current exhibition at the main Art Gallery page.

Background: 'Skegness is so Bracing' LNER Poster