We tend to go quite regularly. Its an excellent winter day out for the kids as virtually everything is indoors. Only downside with these "special events" is that it can get quite busy. Parking at the NRM is limited and is about £7 a day. Use the park and ride http://www.york.gov.uk/transport/Parking/Park_and_Ride/5Rawcliffe_Bar1/ and if you use the Rawcliffe Bar bus (near Clifton Moor) it stops right outside the museum. Fare is about £2.40 return for an adult and up to two kids are free per paying adult. York centre is only about 10/15 mins walk from the museum so mum can take the kids to the museum whilst dad does some shopping (though strangely enough it always seems to happen the other way round (_;) )
Oh I see what you mean! :) I thought you were commenting on where I said in the OP 'The NRM is free anyway'. X) I guess that technically it could be posted as a freebie at any time, as, I suppose, could any free museum or gallery. Worth a thread though, as the Wizard Week is the just half term and people might not know about it. Good tips re the parking, snig and the rides, matty. Have a good time! :)
It is free to get in. There are a couple of small rides you can do which are paid for, or were when we went last year like the replica rocket. So you can browse all the trains in the shed for nothing. Some were view from the ground only but there is lots to see
sorry, error in communication - it is free to get in (and a top day out for free too) - I meant is this technically a deal? Sounds like it'll be a great weekend though, we're planning to go on the 18th - btw the Park and Ride is worth considering as parking in York can be quite pricey.
Good to know there is a wizard week though. My nephew will love that :)
Posted 20th Dec 2010Posted 20th Dec 2010
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