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

Rail Centre

Bowes Railway

Springwell Road, Springwell , Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE9 7QJ.
Tel: 01914 161 847.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Opened in 1826, now a scheduled Ancient Monument and the only preserved SG rope hauled railway in the world. Has a large collection of non-BR stock and…

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Barrow Hill Roundhouse 2020

Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 2PR.
Tel: 01246 475 554.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The last surviving railway roundhouse in the United Kingdom with an operational turntable. Built in 1870, it was threatened with demolition in 1991 when…

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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre 2020

Quainton Road Station, Quainton, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 4BY.
Tel: 01296 655 720.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Located in the heart of beautiful countryside and covering a mammoth 25 acres, the Centre promises a charming and nostalgic day out. Exhibits range from…

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Yeovil Railway Centre 2020

Yeovil Junction Station, Stoford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 9UU.
Tel: 01935 410 420.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Brake van/historic coach rides behind steam locomotive on 400 yard long standard gauge line. Turntable demonstrations and Visitor Centre, light refreshments…

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Toddington Narrow Gauge Railway

Toddington Station, Toddington, Nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5DT.
Tel: 01452 511 111.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

2ft gauge railway runs for around 3/4 of a mile and is worked with steam and diesel locomotives from Britain, Belgium, Poland and South Africa. Located…

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Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust 2020

The Railway Station, Washford, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0PP.
Tel: 01984 640 869.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Memorabilia of the much loved S&D line including the reconstructed Midford signal box, coaches and wagons and other artefacts recalling what life was like…

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Railworld Wildlife Haven

Oundle Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 9NR.
Tel: 01733 344 240.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Situated adjacent to the Nene Valley railway‘s station, Railworld promotes substainable transport and features Peterborough’s rich local railway history…

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Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway

Kempton Park Waterworks, Snakey Lane, Hanworth, Middlesex, TW13 6XH.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

2ft gauge railway. The Hanworth Loop is the first stage of a major project to reinstate the historic narrow gauge line that hauled coal from the Thames…

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Mangapps Railway Museum 2020

Southminster Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8QG.

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  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Collection of locomotives, rolling stock and small relics in station buildings covering history of East Anglian railways. Trains operate on open days over…

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Kirby Stephen East Heritage Centre 2020

South Road , Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4LA.
Tel: 01768 371 700.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Restored Kirkby East railway station and heritage centre. Passenger train service on some open days.

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Ironstone Heritage Centre 2020

Hunsbury Hill Road, Camp Hill, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4 9UW.
Tel: 01604 702 031.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

1.5 mile long Heritage Railway line that runs through the park of which a small section has been approved for public use. The line is mainly dedicated…

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Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum 2020

Irchester Country Park, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN29 7DL.
Tel: 01604 675 368.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Home to a collection of exhibits and industrial artefacts, which include, steam and diesel locomotives, a lifesize diorama of a quarry, along with many…

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Elham Valley Countryside Centre & Railway Museum 2020

Peene, Folkestone, Kent, CT18 8AZ.
Tel: 01303 273 014.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Devoted to the former SE&CR line from Canterbury to Folkestone. Housed in a recreated station building, the museum contains memorabilia and artefacts and…

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Rocks by Rail – Living Ironstone Museum 2020

Cottesmore Iron Ore Mines Sidings, Ashwell Road, Cottesmore, Nr Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7BX.
Tel: 07974 171 068.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Covering 19 acres of reclaimed ironstone quarry, railway tracks and nature trails, Rocks by Rail is a journey back in time. Experience an awesome industrial…

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Museum of Rail Travel 2020

Ingrow Railway Centre, South Street, Keighley, Yorkshire, BD21 5AX.
Tel: 01535 680 425.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Award winning museum housing a unique collection of historic railway carriages. Experience rail travel as it was, sit in the beautifully restored compartments,…

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Lartigue Monorail 2020

John B Keane Road, Listowel, Co. Kerry, IRELAND.

  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

A short demonstration journey on a full-scale diesel-powered replica of the original monorail which originally ran for nine miles between Listowel and…

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Great Whipsnade Railway 2020

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2LF.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

This 2ft 6in. 1¾ mile long railway runs through the paddocks at Whipsnade Wild Animal Park. Steam and diesel locomotives.

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Devon Railway Centre & Model World 2020

The Station, Bickleigh, Nr Tiverton, Devon, EX16 8RG.
Tel: 01884 855 671.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Preserved GWR station, passenger carrying 2ft gauge and miniature railways, model railway exhibition, model village, children'ss activities.

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Didcot Railway Centre 2020

Station Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7NJ.
Tel: 01235 817 200.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Living museum of the GWR including an original engine shed and depot, over 20 steam locomotives and many carriages and wagons. Station, signal box, Brunel…

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Doon Valley Railway 2020

Dunaskin, Dalmellington Road, Waterside, Patna, Ayrshire, KA6 7JF.
Tel: 0000.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

A 'living museum' where unique and historically significant industrial steam and diesel locomotives are restored and can be seen working in an authentic…

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Crewe Heritage Centre 2020

Vernon Way, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2DB.
Tel: 01270 212 130.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

A mainline steam base with both steam and diesel locos undergoing restoration. Three working signal boxes and other artefacts on display, 7.25in. gauge…

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County School Station 2020

Holt Road, North Elmham, Norfolk, NR20 5LE.
Tel: 01362 668 181.

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  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Restored country station with exhibition and visitor centre. Operated by Mid Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust.

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Somerset & Dorset Railway at Midsomer Norton 2020

Midsomer Norton Station, Silver Street, Midsomer Norton, Somerset, BA3 2EY.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Restored station area with half mile of track being extended toward Chilcompton. Locos and rolling stock, including a Sentinel 0-4-0VBT. Train rides on…

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Apedale Valley Light Railway 2020

Apedale Valley Country Park, Loomer Road, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 7LB.
Tel: 0845 094 1953.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

2ft gauge railway in Apedale Community Country Park. Operated by the Moseley Railway Trust.

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From the Steam Heritage Shop

Reflections of a Timeless Passion

Poetic reflections, not only on steam engines, but the people who work or play with them and the places where they go or are kept. Engines, both road and…

£3.95

May 2019

  • A Trio of Gallopers
  • Among The Danger Houses
  • Brunel’s Cornish Railway Bridges
  • Sadie and Wee Slim
  • Sheffield’s Industrial Heritage
  • The Romance of the Horses (Part 1)

£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

December 2019

  • Scottish Bluebell
  • Exploring the Blists Hill Engines
  • Roll Up, Roll Up… behind the scenes of a Bioscope show
  • The Final Party at Drusilla's Inn?
  • From Dorset For D-Day
  • Reach for the Sky – Flaxmill Maltings in Ditherington, Shrewsbury

£4.50

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