National Railway Museum York Overview
National Railway Museum is an English railway museum that located in York, United Kingdom. The museum was founded in 1975 and visited by more than 718,000 people every year. As of 2018 records, the director of the museum is Judith McNicol. In 2001, the National Railway received the Museum of the year award. The museum has a great collection of 100 locomotives and 300 rolling stocks. The museum situated in 20 acres of land largest of its types in the United Kingdom. The museum located near the railway station of York. Also, it has a collection of several artifacts and pictorial records. The museum opened between 10 am to 6 pm. The museum also developed an iPhone App in partnership with East Coast. The user can also plan their visiting schedule.
Prince Philip established the National Railway in 1975. The museum collaborated with the University of York for creating academic research base. They also partner with York College for teaching vocational skills to students. In 1996, the playground also added to the museum.
National Railway Museum York Collection
The museum has a collection of 280 rail vehicles that divided between York and Locomotion at Shildon. The museum feature vehicles are Chinese Class KF7 4-8-4 donated in 1981 and Wagons-Lite Sleeping Car. The museum also includes several collections of signaling equipment, road vehicle, ship models, posters, drawings, ticket, nameplates, staff uniforms, clocks, watches, furniture and many more. The museum has a large open library for visitors. The Search Engine facility of the museum opened in 2007. If someone cannot visit the museum, the committee provides a research facility known as Inreach. The National Railway Museum holds the world largest collection of railway objects.