I can confidently say out of all railway museums we’ve visited so far, the National Railway Museum (NRM) in York is the most impressive. With over 100 locomotives and over 300 other items of rolling stock on display over 20 acres (8.1 ha), it’s huge.
Train World in Brussels, Belgium, the Museo del Ferrocarril in Madrid, Spain and the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, USA all make great efforts. The Muzeul CFR in Bucharest, Romania not so much.
But none of these come even close to the NRM. It’s not a surprise, really. With their love of tradition and history, their nostalgia for the empire and their relentless volunteer work, the British are world champions in preserving heritage.
Easily allo a full day to gasp at all the trains on display. It’s near York Station. We visited in 2015.
Make sure their’s enough space free on your camera or phone to take pictures.
Here are some.