museums and attractions

Railway Museum

Museum of Scottish Railways

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

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

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Borth Station Museum

Cambrian Terrace, Borth, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, SY24 5HT.

  • Part disabled access

The museum is a fascinating community heritage centre, where you can wallow in nostalgia from the heyday of the railways and those happy holidays by the…

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Old Royal Station

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

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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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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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Headhunters Barbers Shop & Railway Museum

5 Darling Street, Enniskillen , Co. Fermanagh, BT74 7DP.
Tel: 028 6632 7488.

  • Part disabled access

Take a remarkable journey into the past bringing the golden age of the railway vividly to life. Start a journey of discovery at the reconstructed Railway…

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The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust – West Shed

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

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Visit the West Shed to see historic steam locomotives and railway carriages with displays, films and an active engineering workshop. Whether you’re a…

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Heckington Railway Museum

Station Building, Station Road, Heckington, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 9JJ.

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  • Souvenir Shop
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Housed in the former station building of 1859, the museum contains exhibits and artefacts from GNR, GWR, etc.

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Locomotion

Dale Road Industrial Estate, Shildon, Co. Durham, DL4 2RE.
Tel: 01904 685 780.

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70 railway heritage vehicles from the National Collection. Discover more about Shildon's role as the world's first railway town and the life of railway…

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The Station

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

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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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The Old Station, Tintern

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

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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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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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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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Tamar Belle Heritage Centre

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

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  • 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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Stephenson Railway Museum

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

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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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Insch Connection Museum

Railway Station, North Road, Insch, Aberdeenshire, AB52 6XP.
Tel: 07532 223 824.

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Located in the former ticket office of Insch Station. Exhibitions about the people, places and railway of Insch. Working scale model of the station.

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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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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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St Albans South Signal Box

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

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  • 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 Station Project

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

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  • Full disabled access

The only surviving station building which was built by the Dorset Central Railway, which makes it truly unique, both historically and architecturally.…

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Port Erin Railway Museum

Station Road, Port Erin, Isle of Man, .

  • 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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Ravenglass Railway Museum

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
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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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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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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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Narrow Gauge Railway Museum

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

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  • 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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Rainhill Trials Exhibition

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

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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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