In 1975 the National Railway Museum was opened at Leeman Road in York. The huge former steam locomotive depot, only 700m from York Minster was an ideal site for a National Railway Museum and, following its conversion and opening as the very first national museum outside London, the museum was an immediate success with the public.
Today the NRM is one of Britain’s busiest museums and is perhaps the most popular railway museum in the world. It serves a diverse audience at its two sites and elsewhere through its network of partnerships with museums and heritage railways across the UK. As part of its plan to retain its popularity, plans are being developed for new displays which will help a 21st century audience discover the huge impact the railway has had in the shaping of the modern world.There is always lots going at this museum for all the family and well worth a visit. Go to the following website for details of whats while you are in York. For more information click here
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