Immerse yourself in the home of iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering brilliance. The museum tells the story of rail transport in Britain and its impact on society.

It is the home of the national collection of historically significant trains such as Mallard, Stirling Single, Duchess of Hamilton and a Japanese bullet train. The National Railway Museum holds a diverse collection of other objects, from a household recipe book used in George Stephenson's house to film showing a "never-stop railway" developed for the British Empire Exhibition. It has won many awards, including the 2001 European Museum of the Year award.

Countess of York

Indulge your taste buds with one of York's finest luxury afternoon tea experiences, from the comfort of their beautifully restored rail carriage - the Countess of York. The afternoon tea menu features finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones served with clotted cream and preserves and elegant homemade cakes and desserts. A children's menu is also available.

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T: 01904 686 226
Meetings and Conferences

National Railway Museum has a number of corporate spaces for your next event. The most flexible space, The Duchess of Hamilton Suite, comprises of three meeting rooms which can be either be used individually or as one larger space.

Mallard Suite is the largest space and has a dedicated breakout room for catering, networking or accompanying exhibitions.

The Rocket Room is a bright and flexible room for smaller presentations and meetings whereas the Evening Theatre is perfect for your own private cinema. 

Station Hall is also available for larger events.

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Dining and Receptions

The National Railway Museum offers a number of events spaces for dinners, receptions and awards ceremonies, set among historic carriages and locomotives in the evocative atmosphere of a period railway station.

Event spaces include Station Hall, the Great Hall and the Courtyard, the perfect space to soak up the sun and celebrate during the summer months.


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Christmas Celebrations

Enjoy an evening nestled between luxurious carriages from times gone by. This unique setting makes for a one of a kind event you won’t find anywhere else.

For a festive gathering with a difference, Great Hall is a stunningly vast space packed with historically significant locomotives. All Christmas party packages take place in Station Hall, but you can hire it for a private party too. The Countess of York is also available, this beautiful carriage offers an intimate setting with seating for up to 24 guests.

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