Family activities

Enjoy a fun day out for all the family as you explore over 300 years of railway history at the National Railway Museum.

Special event

Playing Trains at NRM York

Spring fun with Playing Trains

Our Gallery has been transformed into a captivating space for kids to explore everything about the railways including a special series of activities for spring and summer.


Fantastic journeys - half term at the National Railway Museum


Kids will love our interactive Explainer-led stories, which bring to life the sounds of the railway and the royal trains.

Little Playstation

Little Playstation

Bring your imagination to life in our early years play area for under 5's in our Great Hall.

Shake and stir your senses

Take a thrilling ride on our Mallard Experience.

Kids Handbook at NRM

Kid's Handbook

Take an amazing train ride through railway history!

The perfect accompaniment for visitors aged 6-11. Only £5, ask in the museum.

Background: 'Skegness is so Bracing' LNER Poster