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Great Western Railway Museum Coleford 2020

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

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  • Souvenir Shop

The museum is housed in one of the last remaining permanent railway buildings in the Forest of Dean on the site of Coleford's railway yard of 1883. Full…

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Grantown East: Highland Heritage & Cultural Centre 2020

(East Railway Station), Grantown-on-Spey, Moray, PH26 3AD.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Learn about the history of the railway and its importance to the community from the heritage displays of this beautifully renovated railway station. It…

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Glenfinnan Station Museum 2020

Station Cottage, Glenfinnan, Nr Fort William, Highlands, PH37 4LT.
Tel: 01397 722 295.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

A complete West Highland Line station has been restored as a railway museum and interpretive centre with dining and sleeping car experiences. 1901 signalbox.…

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Frinton’s Cottage Museum & Trevor Bright Railway Museum

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

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  • 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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East Anglian Railway Museum 2020

Chappel & Wakes Colne Station, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS.
Tel: 01206 242 524.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Get up close and personal to the wide collection of steam trains, diesel locomotives and vintage carriages at the museum. While the Victorian buildings,…

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Conwy Valley Railway Museum 2020

The Old Goods Yard, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy, LL24 0AL.
Tel: 01690 710 568.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The museum has five model railways which are operated by push buttons. There are lots of railway artefacts and miniature railway engines including a magnificent…

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Colonel Stephens Railway Museum 2020

Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE.
Tel: 01580 765 155.

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  • Part disabled access

Illustrates the career of Lt. Col. Holman F Stephens, light railway promoter and manager with separate displays on each of his sixteen railways. Also covers…

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Penrhyn Castle Railway Museum 2020

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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Bideford Railway Heritage Centre 2020

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

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  • 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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Instow Signal Box

Marine Parade, Instow, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4HX.
Tel: 01237 429072.

  • Part disabled access

Restored signal box built 1872. Last all equipped L&SWR box of its type west of Salisbury and first signal box to be 'Listed' in UK. Box adjoins relaid…

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Longridge Heritage Centre

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

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  • 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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Miller’s Dale Station Visitor Centre & Cafe

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

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  • Part disabled access

Newly opened 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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Insch Connection Museum

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

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  • 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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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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Kiltimagh Railway Museum

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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