National Railway Museum Events

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Station Hall At National Railway Museum 46147061244 O
  • York
  • 0 - 800
  • Conferences, Receptions

About this venue

The National Railway Museum is the largest of its kind in the world. The venue, steeped in heritage and history, is also perfect for meetings, conferences, and receptions.

Vision 2025 will transform the National Railway Museum – during this time, National Railway Museum will be offering limited venue spaces for meetings and events. Work is expected to be completed in 2025.

Event Spaces

Incorporate a wide range of spaces into your event at the National Railway Museum, or find that one perfect room for your special occasion.

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    • Mallard 2

    Mallard Suite

    Capacity: 120

    The Mallard Suite provides the perfect business environment for up to 120 delegates, for example for seminars, presentations or team training.

    • PA System
    • LCD Projector
    • Wi-Fi
    • Rocket Room National Railway Museum 46147062324 O

    Rocket Room

    Capacity: 25

    Intimate, naturally lit space that’s ideal for boardroom meetings.

    • Natural Daylight
    • Cloakroom
    • Wi-Fi
    • Mallard Suite At National Railway Museum 46147063154 O

    Mallard & Rocket Suite

    Capacity: 140

    These popular suites can combine to make one space that’s great for small conferences or exhibitions with breakout or catering space needed.

    • PA System
    • Exhibition Space
    • LCD Projector
    • Station Hall At National Railway Museum 46147061244 O

    Great Hall

    Capacity: 800

    A unique location for exhibitions, pre-dinner drinks and gala dinners surrounded by some of the National Railway Museum’s finest trains.

    • Exhibition Space
    • LCD Projector
    • Unique Space

Capacity at a Glance

Event Space Reception Theatre Boardroom UShape Dinner / Dance Cab Lunch / Dinner Max Capacity
Mallard Suite 120 120 24 24 50 56 - 120
Rocket Room - 25 18 - - - - 25
Mallard & Rocket Suite - 140 26 - - 88 - 140
Great Hall 800 - - - 200 - 220 800


The National Railway Museum is ideally located in the heart of York, with great train links and plenty of onsite parking for delegates.


  • York 0.2 Miles
  • A1(M) JCT 47 11.6 Miles
  • Car Parking: Onsite (200 spaces)
  • Leeds Bradford International Airport 23.5 Miles


Leeman Road, York, Yorkshire, YO26 4XJ


  • Good To Go England

    This venue has been awarded the ‘Good To Go’ UK industry mark, the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business can demonstrate they are following the government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

  • Green Accredited Venue Logo Resize – 1@2X

    All of our venues have been allocated Venue Directory’s Green Accreditation. Having this Green Accreditation demonstrates all of our venue’s commitment to sustainability, allowing you to book with confidence that it will be as environmentally friendly as possible and with the assurance that our venues are a greener choice for your event.

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Meeting rooms

The National Railway Museum meeting rooms are perfect for businesses in York and the surrounding areas for all kinds of needs, from one-on-one training to team days out or quarterly boardroom updates.

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Conference rooms

The National Railway Museum conference venue has been twice-named ‘Conference Venue of the Year’ in the Visit York Tourism Awards. You’ll find six fully equipped and recently refurbished suites, with adjoining breakout areas, among the National Railway Museum conference rooms, and much more.

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Restaurant Associates

Restaurant Associates are proud to work with some of the UK’s most iconic and unique venues, from Tudor castles to contemporary art galleries. Their food philosophy is underpinned by their commitment to championing sustainability through seasonal menus and ethically sourced British produce. They deliver everything from intimate receptions to grand dinners, parties, exhibitions, conferences and meetings, and believe in making every event extraordinary.  

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This venue recognises the risks posed to the planet from climate change and the consequences of this change being felt by people all around the world. That is why they operate a Meetings For Change promise: 

  • We believe in using fresh, seasonal products

    We aim for 80% of the ingredients on our menus to be British grown. All the chicken and milk we serve is Red Tractor assured. 

  • We believe in the power of plants

    We offer plant-forward menus, with a choice of great-tasting alternative proteins. 

  • We believe in zero waste 

    Whatever we’re cooking for your meeting or event, our approach is root-to-stem, nose-to-tail. We use recycled and reusable packaging wherever we can. 

  • We believe in ethical sourcing 

    Our teas and coffees come from responsible suppliers. Our chocolate is Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance certified. 

  • We believe in protecting our planet 

    Our climate promise is to reach Net Zero by 2030.  In addition, this venue has further sustainable priorities. Please contact a venue expert for more information.