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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!




Wow. Absolutely great place to visit, Anyone who wants to know the train heritage of Britain then this is the place to come. From steam, diesel and electric trains this museum has it all. If you get a chance try to catch one of the many chats that are provided. The one we caught was presented by a chap called Jimmy and it was fantastic. Only loses the 1 star due to not being able to see more of the trains workings on the drivers plate. Surely those steam engines are robust enough to take a load of visitors.

Excellent place to visit, fascinating as well as very factual. All is laid out in a straightforward enough manner to enable you to negotiate your way round all the exhibits from the historic trains themselves on show, to the model railways. Also a good demonstration of the turntable in operation takes place on a couple or so occasions throughout the day. Also there are excellent refreshments on hand after studying all that's here, plus gift shops and a good gift stall. Highly recommended. Entrance is free but a donation (£5,or thereabouts) can be made at one's discretion!

Great exhibition, you can actually get inside some of the trains. The space is enormous. The guided tours are interesting and to the point. Bonus fact, they have lockers for £3 so that you can explore hands free, I went in the morning and left my luggage there all day to go explore the city without the extra weight, just remember to go back to it before 6PM.

Lots to do and see. Could have easily spent all day there. Parking is opposite one of the entrances and is fairly priced (10 pounds for the day if i remember rightly, not too bad considering it's free to get into the museum) or you can walk from the town or get the tiny land train

What a difference since our last visit many years ago. The cafe was a real treat, lovely food at fair prices. Great setting too, and there's a 'posh' restaurant outside in a carriage - very smart. Everything well presented and informative. Lots to read. 2 play areas for children. A credit to the staff. Well worth a day out.