Tuesday, 27 August 2013
National Railway Museum, York : A Review
Essentially this was Dads treat during our Holiday in Yorkshire but we all had such a fantastic time we ended up visiting it twice!
The Museum is free to enter but you are asked for a donation of £3 or to buy one of the Adult or Children's guide books. We bought one of the Children's ones and it is well worth the money, with lots of information about the trains as well as games and puzzles.
Inside I was really surprised at how much there is to see, there are three exhibition halls, an area to view the workshop, cafes and an outside play area for the kids.
Initially it didn't feel like a place suited for a toddler but I couldn't have been more wrong. Daisy loved looking at and going inside the trains - the areas are all pretty safe and spacious so she could run about with out too much worry and as it is the Summer Holidays they had activities set up especially for the children. The restaurant is brilliant with the seating area set up like a train buffet carriage, the selection was really good with excellent healthy kids choices.
Daisy loved playing with the Bigjigs trains in the shop with her Grandad and of course ended up being spoilt by him and getting one of her own to take home. It's currently set up on my living room floor and is a massive hit!
My Dad's in a wheelchair so access is always very important for us and the Railway museum has fantastic wheelchair access to all areas as well free parking for disabled visitors right outside.
They even had baby changing in the gents loos which I love (so sick of the presumption only women change nappies) although I didn't expect it and Daisy and I merrily marched into the boys toilets after spotting the baby changing sign only to hastily retreat! Daisy spent the next 30 minutes telling me 'not boy mummy'.
All in all it was a great day out with far more to do than I expected with great food to boot, highly recommended if you are visiting York.
This review wasn't the result of a PR request. We simply enjoyed our Day at the Museum and wanted to share our experience.