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

Rainhill Trials Exhibition 2020

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

  • Parking
  • 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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Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust – West Shed 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • 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 Carriage & Visitor Centre 2020

Old Royal Station , Station Square, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5RB.
Tel: 01339 755 737.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The Old Royal Station in the village of Ballater has had a long and eventful history, with its latest transformation into a remarkable Scottish café,…

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Museum of Scottish Railways 2020

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

  • Parking
  • 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 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Full disabled access

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

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Kyle Line Museum 2020

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

  • Parking
  • 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 2020

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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Kiltimagh Railway Museum 2020

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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Heckington Railway Museum 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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

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Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum 2020

Station Road, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL3 6ST.
Tel: 01325 405 060.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Exhibits include Stephenson’s ‘Locomotion No.1’ built for the opening of the Stockton & Darlington Railway and ‘Derwent’, the earliest surviving…

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Great Western Railway Museum Coleford 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • 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.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • 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.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • 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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East Anglian Railway Museum 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • 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.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • 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.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • 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.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • 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.

  • Refreshments
  • 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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