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

Railway Museum

National Railway Museum 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • 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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Tarka Valley Heritage Railway

c/o Puffing Billy, Station Hill, Great Torrington, Devon, EX38 8JD.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Two diesel shunters, TSO carriage, brake van, clay hood and tank wagon, all on display. 100 yards of track has been laid towards Bideford.

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Locomotion 2020

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

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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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Stephenson Railway Museum

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

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  • Refreshments
  • 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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Narrow Gauge Railway Museum 2020

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

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  • Refreshments
  • 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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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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Whitehead Railway Museum 2020

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

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  • Refreshments

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 2020

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

  • Parking
  • 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 2020

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

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  • Refreshments

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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The Old Station, Tintern 2020

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

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  • Refreshments
  • 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 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • 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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The Station 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • 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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Tamar Belle Heritage Centre 2020

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

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

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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Port Erin Railway Museum 2020

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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Miller’s Dale Station Visitor Centre & Cafe 2020

Miller's Dale , On the Monsal Trail, Buxton, Derbyshire, .

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  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Visitor centre & cafe adjacent to Miller's Dale viaducts on the Monsal Trail long distance path/cycleway in the lovely Peak District countryside.

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Longridge Heritage Centre 2020

The Old Station, Berry Lane, Longridge, Lancashire, PR3 3JP.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

It is situated in the centre of Longridge by the old Preston and Longridge Railway line, which operated from 1840 to 1967. The former station has been…

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Insch Connection Museum 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Full disabled access

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

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Headhunters Barbers Shop & Railway Museum 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • 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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Steam – Museum of the Great Western Railway 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • 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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Frinton’s Cottage Museum & Trevor Bright Railway Museum 2020

Station Approach, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, CO13 9NE.

  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Once occupied by the keepers of Frinton’s iconic railway gates, today the cottage houses an impressive selection of artefacts and archive material that…

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North Dorset Railway – Shillingstone 2020

Shillingstone Station, Station Road, Shillingstone, Nr Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0SA.
Tel: 01258 860 696.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • 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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Romsey Signal Box 2020

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

  • Refreshments
  • 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 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • 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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Ravenglass Railway Museum 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • 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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£8.95

Fred Dibnah’s Made In Britain Vol.9

Engines at Work The full length collectors edition of Fred Dibnah's epic journey around Britain on his traction engine – complete and unedited.

£5.95

Up Hill and Down Dale

Steam engine road run across the Derbyshire countryside

£12.00

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Paddle Steamers at War 1914-18

A guide to the paddle steamers used – and lost – in the First World War.

£6.75

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