museums and attractions

Railway Museum

Bideford Railway Heritage Centre

East the Water, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4BB.
Tel: 07854 590 503.

  • Part disabled access

Restored railway station, replica LSWR signal box, cafe in Mk1 coach, preserved diesel shunter, brake van and Interpretation Centre in PMV.

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Kiltimagh Railway Museum

Kiltimagh Railway Museum, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo, IRELAND.

  • Part disabled access

The museum houses railway artefacts and many other items reflecting different aspects of the area's past including two old railway carriages.

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Wymondham Historic Railway Station

Station Approach, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0JZ.
Tel: 01953 606 433.

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Restored main-line railway station with railway-themed Bistro. Situated on the main Norwich to Cambridge railway line and served by hourly trains operated…

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Whitehead Railway Museum

Castleview Road, Whitehead, Co. Antrim, BT38 9NA.

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The museum has five galleries which combines the past with the present, where you can get really close up to the historic steam locomotives and carriages…

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Wylam Railway Museum

Falcon Centre, Falcon Terrace, Wylam, Northumberland, NE41 8EE.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Displays focus on the importance of Wylam and its several local railway pioneers, including George Stephenson, Timothy Hackworth and William Hedley, whose…

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Tamar Belle Heritage Centre

Bere Ferres Station, Nr Yelverton, Devon, PL20 7LT.
Tel: 07813 360 066.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Visitor centre tracing evolution of Tamar Valley's diverse history & social economy. Vintage rolling stock with B&B in restored railway carriages and restaurant…

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Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust – West Shed

c/o: The Midland Railway, Butterley Station, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3QZ.

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  • Part disabled access

Historic steam locomotives and railway carriages with displays, films and an active engineering workshop. Explore the whole site including museums, demonstration…

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The Station

The Railway Station, Station Yard, Richmond, Yorkshire, DL10 4LD.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Housed in the former Booking Office of the impressive Victorian railway station, the centre includes many artefacts to give a fascinating insight into…

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Stephenson Railway Museum

Middle Engine Lane, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE29 8DX.
Tel: 0191 200 7146.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Relive the glorious days of the steam railway at the museum. It's home to George Stephenson's 'Billy', a forerunner of the world-famous 'Rocket', and many…

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The Old Station, Tintern

The Old Station, Tintern, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, NP16 7NX.
Tel: 01291 689 566.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Set in 10 acres of riverside meadow with stunning views. The old Victorian waiting room is home to a multi-award winning tearoom. There are three railway…

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St Albans South Signal Box

Ridgmont Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3AJ.
Tel: 01727 836 131.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The 1892-built box is the largest preserved Midland box in the country, and remains in its original location next to the busy working main line that it…

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Shillingstone Railway Station

St Patrick’s Industrial Estate, Station Road, Shillingstone, Nr Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0SA.
Tel: 01258 860 696.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The last surviving station building of the Dorset Central Railway, opened in 1863, unique, both historically and architecturally. It is the only preserved…

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Steam – Museum of the Great Western Railway

off Fire Fly Avenue , Kemble Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 2TA.
Tel: 01793 466 646.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Situated on the old Swindon Works site, the museum tells the story of Swindon and the GWR. As well as locomotives such as ‘Caerphilly Castle’ and ‘King…

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Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre

Station House, Station Road, Ridgmont, Bedfordshire, MK43 0XP.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Visit this hidden gem on the Marston Vale rail line. The station building is built in the distinctive Victorian Gothic ‘Cottage Orné’ style, and the…

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Port Erin Railway Museum

Station Road, Port Erin, Isle of Man, IM9 6AE.

  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The museum charts the history of the steam powered railway from its inception in 1873 to the present day including the now defunct lines which used to…

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Old Royal Station

Station Square, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5RB.
Tel: 01339 755 306.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Restored Victorian railway station containing displays on the 100 year history of royal use. Unique Queen Victoria’s royal waiting room. Tourist Information…

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Romsey Signal Box

Brick Lane, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8LG.
Tel: 01794 500 523.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The signal box was built around 1865 and is a working museum which gives an insight into the life of a railway signalman. Visitors of all ages can get…

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Ravenglass Railway Museum

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1SW.
Tel: 01229 717 171.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The re-developed museum chronicles the history of the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway from its inception in the 1870s to the present day with preserved locomotives…

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Rainhill Trials Exhibition

Rainhill Library, View Road, Rainhill, Lancashire, L35 0LE.

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  • Part disabled access

The exhibition is housed in a former British Rail Mk.1 carriage specially converted for the purpose. It is in the grounds of Rainhill Library and connected…

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Penrhyn Castle Railway Museum

Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 4HT.
Tel: 01248 353 084.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Set in the extensive stableblock of Penrhyn Castle, the museum houses a fine collection of historic locomotives and model railways including originals…

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National Railway Museum

Leeman Road, York, Yorkshire, YO26 4XJ.
Tel: 03330 161 010.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The museum is responsible for conserving and interpreting the British national collection of railway vehicles and other artefacts. Collections include…

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Narrow Gauge Railway Museum (2018)

Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9EY.
Tel: 01654 710 472.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Tells the story of narrow gauge railways in the British Isles with exhibits including locomotives, rolling stock, track, signals, posters and tickets.…

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Museum of Scottish Railways

Bo'ness Station, Union Street, Bo'ness, West Lothian, EH51 9AQ.
Tel: 01506 822 298.

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  • Part disabled access

Extensive collection of locomotives, carriages, wagons and many other items telling the story of railways in Scotland.

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Maud Railway Museum

Maud Station, Station Road, Maud, Aberdeenshire, AB42 5LY.

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Displays of railway history and memorabilia from GNSR to BR days. Housed in the former station buildings at Maud Junction.

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