The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the world’s greatest heritage railway experiences with thrills and education at its heart. Let your pupils climb on-board a steam or heritage diesel train on one of the earliest and most historic lines in the UK. Experience 24 miles of Yorkshire’s amazing scenery at this must-see visitor attraction. We will take your pupils on a journey you can’t even imagine!​

Our self- contained Learning Centre facilities, on Platform Two, include Classroom, outdoor learning space/picnic area, Visitors Centre with interactive science exhibits, Archives & Reading Room – the ideal place for learning for your school visit.

“The children thoroughly enjoyed their time, as did staff and volunteer helpers. It was great to see the children learning outside the classroom at this unique venue - truly inspiring. It was great to support this charitable trust and to engage our pupils in the age of steam."

Mr B Barker

A school trip to the NYMR offers a unique environment for learning outside the classroom that will challenge your pupils, and fill them with enthusiasm! Let your pupils see, smell and experience the steam era in the heart of the inspiring North York Moors National Park. Don’t forget – if you cannot find a session to go with your topic, ask us about our bespoke offers!

The learning department can be contacted on or by phoning 01751 473799, ext. 248

Explore the Railway

  • Pickering Station is a must-see 1930’s themed station that will transport you back in time to the steam era.
  • A must-see is the celebrity station, Goathland, which became Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film.
  • Explore Grosmont Station which is home to the operating and engineering world of the NYMR. If you are lucky you might be able to catch a sneaky peak at the work taking place on our engines!
  • Visit Whitby with its narrow streets and bustling harbour overlooked by the striking ruins of Whitby Abbey.
  • It aims to provide a high quality, safe and authentic evocation of the steam age for the public.
  • The railway is owned and operated by a Charitable Trust, providing education for all ages.



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