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Lunch amongst the locomotives with National Railway Museum’s new DDR package

The National Railway Museum locomotives
The National Railway Museum in York has enhanced its day delegate packages by offering a range of unique extras, including the option to dine amongst the gallery’s locomotives.
With day delegate rates starting from £29.95 + VAT, meetings will take place in the museum’s award-winning conference centre, which offers a total of six different meeting rooms, accommodating up to 140. Delegates will then be able to enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch in the Great Hall, which houses some of the most iconic railway objects in the world.

To add to the unique experience bookers can add the option of a guided tour around the museum and enjoy a demonstration of the turntable, which reveals how several tons of railway locomotive can be fully turned.

Organisers can also include use of the museum’s newest dining experience, The Countess of York, within their conference or event. The Countess is a refurbished carriage that has been designed to imitate the luxury of turn-of-the-century rail travel. The Countess can be booked for breakfasts or afternoon tea, to add an experiential and immersive element to any conference or meeting.

Sam Owen, head of commercial operations at Science Museum Group, said: “The National Railway Museum has won several awards in recognition of its conference facilities, which includes state-of-the-art technology, free Wi-Fi and a dedicated reception with its own separate entrance. Previously delegates would dine in the conference centre, however bookers can now make the experience unique for delegates by eating lunch amongst the collection’s famous locomotives. We believe this will add extra value for our conference guests, who will be able to fully enjoy the museum as part of their day.”  

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