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National Railway Museum Events

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  • York
  • 0 - 800
  • Dinners, 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 dinners, conferences, and large receptions.

Whether you are hosting 500 guests at a gala dinner in the Great Hall, or 10 people in the Duchess of Hamilton Suite, you will be doing it in style. Delegates will be in the presence of many famous and record-breaking locomotives, while being treated to a catering offering that’s truly first class.

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 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
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    Rocket Room

    Capacity: 25

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

    • Natural Daylight
    • Cloakroom
    • Wi-Fi

    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

    Evening Star Theatre

    Capacity: 78

    Theatre style room with tiered seating and full audiovisual facilities. Perfect for team training days or a private film screening.

    • PA System
    • LCD Projector
    • Wi-Fi
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    Station 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

    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

    Duchess of Hamilton Suite 1

    Capacity: 60

    Created when the DoH Suite is split into three, this space is ideal for a board meeting or as a syndicate room for a larger event.

    • LCD Projector
    • PA System
    • Natural Daylight

    Duchess of Hamilton Suite 2

    Capacity: 20

    Created when the DoH Suite is split into three, this space is ideal for a board meeting or as a syndicate room for a larger event.

    • Natural Daylight
    • Air Conditioning
    • Wi-Fi

    Duchess of Hamilton Suite 3

    Capacity: 20

    Created when the DoH Suite is split into three, this space is ideal for a board meeting or as a syndicate room for a larger event.

    • Natural Daylight
    • Air Conditioning
    • Wi-Fi

    Duchess of Hamilton combined

    Capacity: 120

    The perfect business environment for up to 120 delegates, fitted with state-of-the-art LCD screens that are great for seminars and presentations.

    • PA System
    • Video Conferencing
    • Screen

    Duchess of Hamilton 2&3

    Capacity: 40

    On the ground floor of the conference centre. These rooms combine to make a useful room for meetings or syndicate space.

    • PA System
    • Natural Daylight
    • Wi-Fi
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    Countess of York

    Capacity: 100

    Exclusive carriage set in an outdoor courtyard, surrounded by a traditional Victorian platform. A unique space for a private event or party.

    • Bar
    • Flipchart
    • Unique Space

    Edmondson

    Capacity: 30

    Great views over Great Hall as it is on the 1st floor and completely glass fronted – great breakout or catering space for conferences and exhibitions.

    • Natural Daylight
    • Wi-Fi
    • 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
Evening Star Theatre - 78 - - - - - 78
Station Hall 800 - - - 450 - 500 800
Great Hall 800 - - - 200 - 220 800
Duchess of Hamilton Suite 1 - 60 18 20 - 40 - 60
Duchess of Hamilton Suite 2 - 20 12 - - - - 20
Duchess of Hamilton Suite 3 - 20 12 - - - - 20
Duchess of Hamilton combined - 120 32 32 - 80 70 120
Duchess of Hamilton 2&3 - 40 - - - - - 40
Countess of York 100 - 20 - - - 30 100
Edmondson - 30 18 14 - 24 30 30

Location

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

Travel

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

Address

Leeman Road, York, Yorkshire, YO26 4XJ

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    Our nutritionally designed menus have been created by incorporating a holistic approach to nutrition and wellbeing with a focus on how they can support both physical and mental wellbeing.

Accreditations

  • 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.

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    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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Catering

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.  

Find out more: www.restaurantassociates.co.uk

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Sustainability

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.