Top 10 things to do

Want to ensure you see the best of our museum when you visit? We've compiled this top ten list for all visitors.


Top ten things to do at NRM york

Get close up to Mallard

No museum visit would be complete without having your photograph taken next to Mallard – the world's fastest steam locomotive.


Take a seat on the Shinkansen

Enter the world of the high speed bullet train.


Explore the Royal Carriages

See how the other half travelled as you visit Queen Victoria's favourite carriage which is located in our nostalgic Station Hall.


Watch a turntable demonstration

Enjoy a short talk and demonstration describing the turntable and its uses. Talks and tours take place on a daily basis at the museum – pick up our daily diary when you arrive to find out more.


Ride the Rails

Enjoy a steam ride* or take in the scenery on our miniature railway. Take in the sounds, sights and smells of our engines as you travel on our track with friends and family.


Discover a Warehouse full of treasures

Be intrigued by our collection of amazing objects including the bullion box from the Great Train Robbery of 1855.


Take part in a science show

During weekends and school holidays kids can get interactive with our lively and sometimes explosive science shows! From elephant launchers to exiting experiments our Explainers will entertain you with fascinating facts.


Immerse yourself in our Art Gallery

Our fantastic art gallery showcases an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions from our unseen art collection, and artworks from across the world inspired by the railways


View our Workshop from the balcony

Watch engineers live at work as they restore, repair and maintain all kinds of things using specialist skills.


Discover a world of miniature locos

Kids of all ages will be mesmerised as they watch the trains travel in and out of tunnels and across scenic countryside.


* These happen only on school holiday.

Also of interest

Background: 'Skegness is so Bracing' LNER Poster