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National Railway Museum

York, Yorkshire

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North Yorkshire


Every year thousands of couples are looking for a most unusual venue to make their wedding day even more special. If that’s what you’re looking for, then you found it here – at the National Railway Museum in York. There is a certain sense of romance attached to the railways and travel – from the Flying Scotsman to the Brief Encounter – and if you want that extra romantic touch, our venue is for you!

The National Railway Museum has all the essentials covered:

  • Civil ceremony licence
  • Up to 200 ceremony guests
  • Up to 500 reception guests
  • All-inclusive or custom packages
  • Highly experienced and helpful events team and dedicated wedding coordinators
  • Easily accessible by train, car, bus, or by foot

How we can ensure your wedding day is truly one-of-a-kind:

  • Your choice of amazing places to celebrate your marriage – most popular being the Queen Victoria’s Carriage in the Royal Gallery
  • Incredible photo opportunities you won’t find anywhere else
  • Completely unique dining experience on the stunning central platform of the Station Hall
  • Before you consider anyone else – contact the National Railway Museum to see how they can do something special for you on your wedding day!




This is a free attraction and very well worth a visit if you are in York! You don't have to be an avid enthusiast to enjoy this museum. It is fascinating to see how trains have been utilized and have contributed to our society. You don't need a guide as there are audio recordings, written explanations and even holograms; plus, plenty of beautiful trains to see and explore. The royal train with its splendid decor is fun to see. The mail and hospital train are also really interesting, and you can learn how signals operate. There is a special workshop day for this, also. If you get hungry, there are two cafes, which aren't too badly priced and a nice store. Remember, it is free entrance, so there is a donation box!

Wonderful collection of beautiful engines. I should think any enthusiast would be well satisfied. Not just engines but also beautifully kept carriages. The whole exhibition is tastefully complemented by an appropriate dining facility. There is also an angle to interest small children. Well worth a visit.

Free entry, great exhibits, great food in the cafe's if a little pricey. Helpful staff, lots to see. I only wish I could have seen inside more of the trains! Fascinating. Personal highlight was seeing King Edward VII's saloon and Queen Victoria's opulent personal carriages. Pretty amazing. Seemed to be lots of activities for kids and adults alike and a nice shop. Good location for station and town centre, there is a lot to see so make sure you have enough time!

Great Museum to visit - huge place but well laid out with places to sit, eat and drink. Fantastic display of artifacts as well as train engines, carriages etc. A short walk from York station. There is no fixed entry price but donations requested (£5 suggested). Well priced souvenir shop. Suits all ages.

A perfect place for a family day - there's a reason it's got the nickname York's Great Umbrella. There's so much to explore and fantastic things for all ages (best once the child is of the age that they are mobile). The cafes are comfortable and well situated with really solid fare for a museum. Perhaps a bit pricy - but the place is free so you can't complain. The children's play/exploration area definitely could use a little bit of improvement (though work was planned I believe) but otherwise excellent.