Wednesday, 23 March 2016

National Railway Museum, York - Part 1.


Back in February, when we were off work, we decided to take a trip to somewhere other than Edinburgh or Newcastle for Jake's birthday. I love York and haven't been for a few years, Jake has never been, so that's where we went! Unfortunately, the weather was super bad, like proper chucking it down though with our first port of call being indoors we were able to spend more time than originally planned there. We went to the National Railway Museum and here is the first portion of the many, many photos I took...


These photos are all from the Station Hall and I think this part is my favorite. This hall was actually once a real working railway building and dates back to 1870. It's full of engines and carriages from way back in the 1800s up to the 1960s including many Royal carriages, set up like a real station with platforms - I love it! We really enjoyed exploring, being able to board some of the trains and as you can see taking lots of photos. I just snapped away with no real rhyme or reason so they are neither the best quality nor in the best order but we have them to remember our visit. I have a lot more too so look out for another part following soon!








12 comments:

  1. I'm not usually that interested in trains or railways, but looking through these photos I found myself thinking "I wouldn't mind visiting!" It looks really interesting, and one to add to the list for visiting! x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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  2. Aww I love the railway museum, and you got some great pictures! Sorry about the bad weather on your trip though!

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    1. Thanks! They were just quick snaps as it was super busy!

      xo

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  3. This looks such a fascinating place to visit! xx

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    1. It is! Though it'd be better on a weekday or not a school holiday as the kids were a bit of a pain running around.

      xo

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  4. This place looks amazing! I would love to go here, and I hear York is a nice city too so I'd like to visit there sometime. I definitely need to extended time in the UK!

    A few of my colleagues went to York a few weeks back for a conference and they had one of the evening dinners at the Railway Museum, although, no one could really tell me about the museum... clearly they don't like trains haha

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    1. I think you'd really enjoy it. It is a stunning city. I'm so gutted that it was raining SO badly as we didn't get to take any of the photos I'd hoped to take.

      xo

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  5. This is so cool - I love seeing vintage trains and all of the little details and quirks from the original station are lovely to see. Looks like you had a great time. - Tasha

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    1. Aren't they lovely?! I have a whole load more photos for another post from another part of the museum so it's much bigger than just that shown above. A fab day out.

      xo

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  6. It looks fab. The museum is on my list, but I keep postponing it, mostly for lack of time.

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    1. Do it when you get the chance! It's changed since I was there years ago, but it's evident why it's classed so highly.

      xo

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