Coronavirus

Due to the current Corona virus outbreak, many attractions are delaying their 2020 season opening times and event organisers are cancelling or postponing their events.

While we will try to update the information on this site as much as possible, we cannot guarantee to have all the information we would like.

Therefore we urge you to check the latest information on the attraction or event's website or Facebook pages, and to contact them before travelling to avoid disappointment.

museums and attractions

Miniature Railways

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

Rudyard Station, Rudyard Road, Nr Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8PF.
Tel: 01538 306 704.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Steam locos are always used on trains on a scenic three mile return trip along the side of Rudyard lake.

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South Downs Light Railway 2020

Pulborough Garden Centre (Wyevale), Stopham Road, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1DS.
Tel: 07518 753 784.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

10 1/4in. gauge, 1,100 yards. 10 steam, two diesel and two petrol locomotives.

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Ashton Court Railway 2020

Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol, Bristol, BS41 9JN.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

The railway site comprises of a raised 3.5in. and 5in. gauge, a 5in. and 7.25in. gauge ground level railway, and a traction engine circuit running inside…

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Royds Park Miniature Railway

New Street, Liversedge, Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, BD19 5LL.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Situated in pleasant surroundings on an old LNER railtrack with 2 1/2in. to 7 1/4in. gauge raised track and 5in. and 7 1/4in. gauge ground level track.…

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Royden Park Miniature Railways

The Sidings, Royden Park, Frankby, Merseyside, CH48 1NP.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

7.25in. ground level track. Also 3.5 & 5in. raised track. Steam and diesel.

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Ridgeway Light Railway

Ridgeway Park, Peel Close, off Old Church Road, Chingford, Greater London, E4 6XU.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

There are two tracks at Ridgeway Park: Raised – 3½in. & 5in. gauge. Ground Level – 5in. & 7¼in. gauge.

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Orchid Line

Curraghs Wildlife Park, Ballaugh, Isle of Man, IM7 5EA.
Tel: 01624 897 323.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

7.25in. gauge, 1,000 yards. Eight steam locomotives, one petrol and one battery, round a half mile circuit of the park.

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North Bay Railway

Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, Yorkshire, Y012 6PF.
Tel: 01723 368 791.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Run steam outline LNER style A3 locomotives since 1931. Built to 20in. gauge, the line takes visitors from Peasholm Park to Scalby Mills stations, offering…

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Littlehampton Miniature Railway 2020

Mewsbrook Park Station, Hendon Avenue, Littlehampton, West Sussex, .

The railway runs along the seafront between Norfolk Gardens and Mewsbrook Park. The railway is operated by the Littlehampton Heritage Railway Association…

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Lavendon Narrow Gauge Railway

Harrold Road, Lavendon, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4HU.
Tel: 01234 712 653.

7¼in. gauge. Three steam, one diesel loco. Also there are displays of aircraft cockpits, bygones and railway memorabilia.

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Kerr’s Miniature Railway

West Links Park, Queen's Drive, Arbroath, Angus, DD11 1QD.
Tel: 01241 879 249.

  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop

85th Anniversary year. 10¼in. gauge, 400yards. Two steam, three petrol, one diesel locos. Alongside Aberdeen-Edinburgh mainline.

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Great Cockcrow Railway

Hardwick Lane, Lyne, Nr Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0AD.
Tel: 01932 565 474.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

7¼in. gauge miniature railway. Signalled and track circuited. Normal run 2,000 yards. 26 steam, three battery and one petrol locomotives.

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Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway 2020

Exbury, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 1AZ.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

A spectacular 200 acre site, world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, rare trees and shrubs. 12¼in. gauge railway,…

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Barton House Railway

Hartwell Road, The Avenue, Wroxham, Norfolk, NR12 8TL.
Tel: 01603 782 008.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

3½in. & 7¼in. gauge. Complete with full size M and GN accessories and museum. Boat service from Wroxham Bridge.

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Ferry Meadows Railway 2020*

Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 5UU.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

10.25in. gauge. Steam & diesel. New Darjeeling loco.

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Fenland Light Railway 2020*

Mereside Drove, Ramsey Mereside, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, PE26 2UE.
Tel: 01487 815 628.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

7¼in. gauge narrow gauge railway operating steam, electric and petrol locomotives. New double oval track on new site, which is constantly developing.

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Woodseaves Miniature Railway 2020

Woodseaves Garden Plants, Woodseaves, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 2AS.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The 7 1/4 inch narrow gauge miniature railway has two resident locomotives, a diesel called 'Sydney' and a steam one called 'Jean', which run around the…

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Wells Harbour Railway 2020

Pinewoods, Beach Road, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1DR.

  • Part disabled access

10.25in. gauge. 1,200 yards, running between Wells Harbour and Pinewoods. Diesel locomotives.

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Vanstone Woodland Railway 2020

Vanstone Park Garden Centre, Hitchin Road, Codicote, Hertfordshire, SG4 8TH.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

10¼in. gauge woodland railway, 560 yards (512m) long. Trains run at frequent intervals, according to demand, and will normally be diesel hauled.

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Saltburn Miniature Railway

Saltburn Valley Gardens, bottom of Saltburn Bank, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Cleveland, TS12.
Tel: 01287 622 712.

  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The 15in gauge line runs from Cat Nab station for 5/8 of a mile along the wooded valley beside Skelton Beck. It passes through grassland where there are…

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Thompson Park Railway 2020

Thompson Park, Colne Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 2AA.
Tel: 07957 714 148.

  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Nick-named ‘The Lollipop Line’ – the railway is a seven-minute, one kilometre, permanent 7 1/4 inch gauge railway. Steam, electric & internal combustion…

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Thornes Park Miniature Railway (Wakefield) 2020

Thornes Park, Park Grove Road, Wakefield, Yorkshire, WF2 8TW.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

The railway has a ground level 7 1/4in. gauge track, which runs for approx. 1/2 mile.

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Greenhead Park Miniature Railway 2020

Greenhead Park, Trinity Street, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, HD1 4DT.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

It is a ground level track which runs for 1/3 mile with 7 1/4in. locomotives - both diesel and steam.

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Dragon Miniature Railway 2020

Marple Garden Centre, Dooley Lane, Marple, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 7HE.
Tel: 07748 581 160.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

7¼in. gauge. One mile track. Six steam, eight petrol and two battery locos.

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From the Steam Heritage Shop

Hazy Days of Living Steam

A colour photo book of the steam rally scene in the 1990s, written by the editor of Vintage Spirit.

£2.50

May 2020

  • Miss Masterton’s Secret War
  • Arthur Napper’s Diary Notes - Part 5
  • The Changing Role of the Fairground Organ - Part 1
  • Transport by the Torridge
  • The Tragedy at Brick Mill
  • The Redoubtable Colonel Stephens

£4.50

November 2018

  • Frederick’s World Record Run
  • Rallying For The Stars
  • On The Voie Sacree
  • Pottering Around The Peaks
  • Tractors Across The Plain

£4.25

June 2018

  • Princess Mary's Return
  • Feilding an Event – Great Manawatu Steam Fair in New Zealand
  • News Special – Cheffins Vintage Sale
  • Along the Valley – heritage sites at Lappa Valley
  • Cornwall’s Turbo Mill
  • ‘Little Buttercup’ Blooms Again
  • Brilliant Beamish

£4.25

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