museums and attractions

Rail Centre

Scottish Industrial Railway Centre

Dunaskin, Dalmellington Road, Waterside, Patna, Ayrshire, KA6 7JF.
Tel: 00.

  • 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…

Railways / Rail Centre

Great Whipsnade Railway

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.

Railways / Rail Centre

Yeovil Railway Centre

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

  • Parking
  • 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. Special events…

Railways / Rail Centre

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…

Railways / Rail Centre

Somerset & Dorset Railway at Midsomer Norton

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Restored station area with track laid and being extended. Locos and rolling stock to see, including a Sentinel 0-4-0VBT. Brake van rides on some summer…

Railways / Rail Centre

Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust

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…

Railways / Rail Centre

Rocks by Rail – Living Ironstone Museum

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…

Railways / Rail Centre

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…

Railways / Rail Centre

Museum of Rail Travel

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,…

Railways / Rail Centre

Mangapps Railway Museum

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Collection of locomotives, rolling stock and small relics in station buildings covering history of East Anglian railways, one mile line.

Railways / Rail Centre

Lartigue Monorail

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…

Railways / Rail Centre

Kirby Stephen East Heritage Centre

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.

Railways / Rail Centre

Ironstone Heritage Centre

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The railway at Hunsbury Hill is based on the ironstone workings that closed in 1930s; home to prototype diesel locomotives from Fowler, Planet & Hudswell…

Railways / Rail Centre

Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum

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…

Railways / Rail Centre

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…

Railways / Rail Centre

Devon Railway Centre & Model World

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, new model village museum.

Railways / Rail Centre / Other Sites of Interest

Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

Warton Road, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA5 9TR.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Welcomes visitors from all over the world, who come to enjoy the nostalgia of the station, which has been restored to its 1940s glory when the Refreshment…

Railways / Rail Centre

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

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…

Railways / Rail Centre

Brading Station Heritage Exhibition & Visitor Centre

Brading Railway Station, Station Road, Brading, Isle of Wight, PO36 0EB.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The station on the historic Island Line has a quaint 1950s feel about it with restored railway buildings and Victorian ironwork, which includes a fully…

Railways / 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…

Railways / Rail Centre

Elham Valley Countryside Centre & Railway Museum

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…

Railways / Rail Centre

Didcot Railway Centre

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…

Railways / Rail Centre

Crewe Heritage Centre

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…

Railways / Rail Centre

County School Station

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

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

Railways / Rail Centre

Page 1 of 2 pages  1 2 > 

From the Steam Heritage Shop

March 2019 - 200th Issue!

  • 200 And Counting - looking back over 200 issues of Vintage Spirit
  • Ally Pally 2019
  • Getting All Pumped Up – Westonzoyland Pumping Station
  • Awakened Aveling – ex-Thursford roller steams after 60 years
  • Discovering Scotland’s Rural Heritage
  • Across The Forest – steaming through the New Forest

£4.50

Steam Ploughing – an introduction to two engine cable cultivation

Produced for and with the Steam Plough Club, this DVD covers all aspects of preparing, setting up and operating engines and implements for two engine cable…

£12.00

Regular Price: £18.50

August 2019

  • On the Line to Devil’s Bridge
  • Moving forward – preservation in Aberdeen
  • Party Time at Hollycombe
  • Ellan Vannin Revisited
  • Heading East via West Bay
  • Rebuilding the Rochefort ‘Pont Transbordeur’

£4.50

Fred Dibnah’s Made In Britain Vol.7

Mechanics and Riveters The full length collectors edition of Fred Dibnah's epic journey around Britain on his traction engine – complete and…

£5.95

Back to top