museums and attractions

Railway Museum

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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Penrhyn Castle Industrial Railway Museum

Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 4HN.
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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Bideford Railway Heritage Centre

East the Water, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4BB.
Tel: 00.

  • Part disabled access

Restored railway station, replica LSWR signal box, preserved diesel shunter, brake van and PMV. 217m of running line.

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NRM Shildon

Locomotion, Shildon, Co. Durham, DL4 2RE.
Tel: 01904 685 780.

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  • 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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Heckington Railway Museum

Station Building, Station Road, Heckington, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 9JJ.
Tel: 01529 460 836.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Housed in the former station building (1859), the museum contains exhibits and artefacts from GNR, GWR, etc.

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Maud Railway Museum

Maud Station, Station Road, Maud, Aberdeenshire, AB42 5LY.
Tel: 01261 861 762.

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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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Coleford Great Western Railway Museum

The Old Railway Station, Railway Drive, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8RH.
Tel: 01594 833 569.

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Railway museum, housed in the original GWR Goods Station of 1883. Full size locomotive and signal box, relics, 7.25in. gauge miniature railway and model…

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Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre

Station House, Station Road, Ridgmont, Bedfordshire, MK43 0XP.
Tel: 01525 287 121.

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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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Rainhill Trials Exhibition

View Road, Rainhill, Lancashire, L35 0LE.
Tel: 01744 677 822.

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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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The Old Station, Tintern

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

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  • 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 tea room. A small museum display…

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Wylam Railway Museum

Falcon Centre, Falcon Terrace, Wylam, Northumberland, NE41 8EE.
Tel: 01661 852 498.

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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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Romsey Signal Box

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

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The box was closed in 1982 and has been preserved on its own dedicated site and restored to operational order. Visitors are encouraged to pull levers to…

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The Station

The Railway Station, Station Yard, Richmond, Yorkshire, DL10 4LD.
Tel: 01748 850 123.

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  • Full disabled access

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

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Port Erin Railway Museum

Station Road, Port Erin, Isle of Man, .
Tel: 01624 836 855.

  • 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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NRM York – National Railway Museum

Leeman Road, York, Yorkshire, YO26 4XJ.
Tel: 08448 153 139.

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  • Full disabled access

The museum in York is responsible for conserving and interpreting the British national collection of railway vehicles and other artefacts. The collections…

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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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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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Monkwearmouth Station Museum

North Bridge Street, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR5 1AP.
Tel: 0191 567 7075.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The museum is housed in an outstanding Grade 2* Listed 1840s station building commissioned by the famous railway entrepreneur George Hudson. The magnificent…

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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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  • Souvenir Shop
  • 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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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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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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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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Kyle Line Museum

Railway Buildings, Railway Station, Kyle of Lochalsh, Ross & Cromarty, IV40 8AQ.
Tel: 01599 534 824.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Rail and maritime museum showing the history of the Kyle line. Scenic rail trips daily.

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Instow Signal Box

Marine Parade, Instow, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4HX.
Tel: 01237 429 072.

  • Part disabled access

Restored Instow Signal Box built 1872. Only all equipped box of its type in the south-west and first signal box to be 'Listed' in UK. Box adjoins relaid…

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