Day 4 of #MuseumWeek (which I read about on Twitter) and today I’m sharing with you a visit to the National Railway Museum in York. We went here back in 2008 when visiting our friends who now live up north ^_^ (You can read all of my other #MuseumWeek posts here!)
The National Railway Museum is open daily from 10am till 6pm and has free entry! For up to date information, make sure you check out the museum website. The website tells me that it is the largest railway museum in the world, and there is a sister museum in County Durham.
It’s a chance to see some iconic locomotives and even go inside them. It’s a fascinating place and great for younger children who love trains! My son who was about 9 at the time, loved it!
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
There are approximately 280 rail vehicles in the National Collection, with around 100 being at York at any one time and the remainder divided between Locomotion at Shildon and other museums and heritage railways.
The National Railway Museum in York has the largest collection of railway objects in the world and attracts over 700,000 visitors per year.