Welcome to the National Railway Museum – the greatest railway museum in the world. We’re home to over 300 years of history and over a million wonderful objects. Visit us and you can marvel at iconic locomotives, watch engineering work in progress in the Workshop, browse our object-filled Warehouse.
The Great Hall is home to some of the biggest locomotives in the National Collection. Rub shoulders with railway legends, from history-makers to record-breakers. Younger visitors will love letting off steam in our railway-themed outdoor play area. Plus, you can take a ride on the nearby miniature railway and enjoy the scenery. For full details please visit our website by CLICKING HERE.
York has, since Roman times, been defended by walls of one form or another. To this day, substantial portions of the walls remain and York has more miles of intact wall than any other city in England. They are known variously as York City Walls, the Bar Walls and the Roman walls.
The original walls were built around 71 AD, when the Romans erected a fort occupying about 50 acres or 21.5 hectares near the banks of the River Ouse. The rectangle of walls was built as part of the fort’s defenses. The Multangular Tower in the Museum Gardens is the most noticeable and intact structure remaining from the Roman walls and was constructed as part of a series of eight similar defensive towers.
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The York Art Gallery features a vast collection of paintings spanning over a 600 year period. Experience art from the 14th century Italian panels, 17th century Dutch artwork, Victorian narrative paintings and 20th Century work by LS Lowry and David Hockney.
The gallery will have three exhibition galleries on the ground floor, capable of hosting major national and international exhibitions, and four on the first floor, two of which will showcase our internationally significant collection of British Studio Ceramics.
An additional new entrance to the gallery will be created at the back of the building, leading down from the new first floor gallery into a newly-opened up section of the Museum Gardens, which will be developed into a public green space for fun and outdoor learning. Other developments will include a new expanded cafe, new lifts, new toilets, new shops, a new collection store and an improved Studio space for learning. For full details please visit our website by CLICKING HERE.
The ten-acre botanical Museum Gardens, around the Yorkshire Museum, stretch from the River Ouse up to the back of York Art Gallery and from Marygate on one side to Museum Street on the other. Established in the 1830s by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society, these gardens are famous for their fantastic collection of trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs.
Set in the stunning surroundings of the medieval ruins of St. Mary’s Abbey, this is a great space to meet friends and family and enjoy the peace and tranquility that the gardens have to offer. The Gardens has also recently incorporated its first Gardens Geocache and a full trail of Geocaches is expected to be introduced in the near future. For full details please visit our website by CLICKING HERE.