What’s on at NRM York

Big fun with little trains

Enjoy nine fantastic days of toys, models and rides.

24 May 2014 - 01 Jun 2014
Families, Suitable for all ages
Family activities

Get hands on in our play areas and workshops and enjoy rides of all shapes and sizes! All events are free apart from the Rides for which there is a small charge.

Model Layouts

Manchester Model Tramway Group

10:30-4:30 | All week in Great Hall

See model trams from days gone by on this large impressive layout.

Museum of Transport

10:30-4:30 | All week in Great Hall

See what you can spot on this amazingly detailed model of a modern day transport museum.

G-Wizz Garden Railway

Mon 26 - Sat 31 from 10:30-4:30 | Great Hall

Admire this real garden railway featuring grass, plants and a water feature.

Toys / hands-on workshops

Play Area

10:30-4:30 | All week in Great Hall

Get hands-on with all your favourite toy trains in our drop-in under 6's area.

K'Nex Challenge

10:30-4:30 | All week in Station Hall

Join our explainers for this interactive building challenge.

Bright Bricks

Sun 25 - Tue 27 only between 10:30-4:30 | Great Hall

Help build a locomotive out of Lego.

Craft Activity

10:30-4:30 | Great Hall

Build and colour your own Chuggington train.


Minature diesel ride

10:30-4:30 | Great Hall | 50p

Ride behind a mini diesel engine run by the Leeds Society of Model and Experimental Engineers.

Miniature steam ride

10:30-4:30 | South Yard | £1

Ride behind a mini steam engine run by the York and District Society of Model Engineers.

Background: 'Skegness is so Bracing' LNER Poster