North Yorkshire – York & National Rail Museum

June 30, 2016

Next stop was York and the National Rail museum. We highly recommend visiting here, the museum is huge and holds a vast array of trains, along with anything and everything to do with trains. There is a whole room that is filled with shelves and shelves of parts from trains – chairs, tables, machinery and everything in between.

They have a demonstration of the rail turntable. There’s the history of trains both here and in Asia with a carriage from the bullet train in Japan; including the history of the Eurostar and its tunnel.

It is an excellent place to visit, educational and informative for young and old. These machines are massive and magnificent – the fact they were built before cars is amazing.

The museum houses quite an impressive number of engines from throughout the history of rail. There is the Royal coaches in a section across the road (which can be accessed from walking under the road). In the same place there is a restaurant which will host weddings; high teas and parties.

There is parking just across the road from the museum and it is £9 for the whole day. The Museum is close to town so parking here, visiting the museum and walking into town is a great way to go about exploring the centre of York.


York is a beautiful city, the stonework of the buildings is a different colouring to that down south and much more pleasing to the eye.

There is York Minster – we didn’t go in (they tend to start all looking the same, once you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all) but the architecture on the outside is always one to be enjoyed and marvelled at.

York & National Rail Museum

We walked along part of the city walls before getting back on the road and heading south back to Doncaster for our last night away.

See the next post for the next stage of our Up North adventure….



FitBit Data. 30/06: 12.57KM’s – SRT 20,838; SJT 16,116

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