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NRM, National Railway Museum

YO26 4XJ York, Great Britain (UK) (Yorkshire)

Address Leeman Road,
 
 
Floor area 80 000 m² / 861 113 ft²   Area for radios (if not the same) 10 m² / 108 ft²
 
Museum typ Exhibition
Railway
  • Street Vehicles
  • Model Railway
  • Fire Brigade
  • Model Ships
  • Railway Technique
  • Craft
  • Radios (Broadcast receivers)
  • Mine- & Parc Railways


Opening times
Open daily 10am - 6pm; Closed 24, 25, 26 Dec.

Admission
Status from 03/2015
Free entry, donations welcome.

Contact
Tel.:+44-8448-153 139  Fax:+44-1904-686 228  

Homepage www.nrm.org.uk

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Location / Directions
N53.960328° W1.095715°N53°57.61968' W1°5.74290'N53°57'37.1808" W1°5'44.5740"

By rail

The Museum is only a few minutes' walk from York station and the route is signposted:
* Turn left outside the front of the station
* Pass the Royal York Hotel and turn left into Leeman Road
* Continue through the tunnel — the Museum is straight ahead.

There is also a direct route to the Museum via the station footbridge (not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs).

By car

The Museum is clearly signposted from all approaches to the city. Our visitor car park is on Leeman Road (£9 per day) and we have a free disabled car park at our City Entrance. Both car parks are indicated in blue on the map above-right.

On foot

It's a 10 minute walk to the Museum from the centre of town, and the route is well signposted.

Some example model pages for sets you can see there:

GB: Tannoy Products Ltd. Edward VII's Saloon Radio (1935??)
GB: GEC, General Queen Mother's Saloon Radio (1945??)

Description From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
The National Railway Museum (NRM) is a museum in York forming part of the British Science Museum Group of National Museums and telling the story of rail transport in Britain

Overview

The National Railway Museum in York displays a collection of over 100 locomotives and nearly 300 other items of rolling stock, virtually all of which either ran on the railways of Great Britain or were built there. Also on the 20 acres (8.1 ha) site are many hundreds of thousands of other items and records of social, technical, artistic and historical interest, exhibited mostly in three large halls of a former motive power depot next to the East Coast Main Line, near York railway station.

National Collection

There are approximately 280 rail vehicles in the National Collection, with around 100 being at York at any one time and the remainder divided between Locomotion at Shildon and other museums and heritage railways. The earliest are wagonway vehicles of about 1815. The permanent display includes "Palaces on Wheels", a collection of Royal Train saloons from Queen Victoria's early trains through to those used by Queen Elizabeth II up to the 1970s, among them some of the first rail vehicles to be set aside for preservation. Other key exhibits normally to be seen at York include the 1846 Furness Railway No. 3 "Coppernob" locomotive, and the more modern express passenger steam locomotives London and North Eastern Railway Class A3 No. 4472 Flying Scotsman (added to the collection in 2004), its streamlined sister Class A4 No. 4468 Mallard and London, Midland and Scottish Railway Princess Coronation Class No. 6229 Duchess of Hamilton. Flying Scotsman is among the exhibits intended for operation on the National Rail network from time to time.

The museum has imported several major vehicles for display:
the Chinese Class KF7 4–8–4 locomotive donated in 1981 was built in Britain
and the Wagons-Lits sleeping car donated in 1980 had been used on the Paris-London Night Ferry service.
The single exception to the rule of exhibits associated with Britain is the Japanese 0 Series Shinkansen leading vehicle which was donated to the museum by the West Japan Railway Company in 2001 and which now forms part of an award-winning display, and is the only Shinkansen vehicle on exhibit outside Japan.

Rail vehicles on display are exchanged from time to time with other organisations, and examples of new-build stock from the current industry sometimes visit the museum for short periods.

Other physically large exhibits are the Stockton and Darlington Railway Gaunless Bridge and several stationary winding engines used on railway inclines.

The many other two and three-dimensional elements of the collection include
signalling equipment,
road vehicles,
ship models,
posters, drawings and other artwork,
tickets,
nameplates,
staff uniforms,
clocks, watches,
furniture and equipment from railway companies' hotels,
refreshment rooms and offices (including company seals)
and a wide range of models, some of which are operated on the museum's O scale model railway.

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