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

Railways

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…

Railways / Railway Museum

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

Rudyard Station, Rudyard Road, Nr Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8PF.
Tel: 01538 306 704.

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  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Steam locos are always used on trains on a scenic three mile return trip along the side of Rudyard lake.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Mid-Suffolk Light Railway 2020

Brockford Station, Wetheringsett, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5PW.
Tel: 01449 766 899.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

A section of the railway at Brockford has been recreated with original station buildings which capture the atmosphere of this quirky line. Today’s ‘Middy’…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Tarka Valley Heritage Railway

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

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  • 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.

Railways / Railway Museum

Harwich Railway & Shipping Museum

The Railyard, George Street, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3ND.

The Museum is housed in the Harwich Town station buildings which opened just three years after the Great Eastern Railway in 1865. Over the past two years…

Railways / Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

South Downs Light Railway 2020

Pulborough Garden Centre (Wyevale), Stopham Road, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1DS.
Tel: 07518 753 784.

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  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

10 1/4in. gauge, 1,100 yards. 10 steam, two diesel and two petrol locomotives.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Mid-Hants Railway – The Watercress Line 2020

The Railway Station, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9JG.
Tel: 01962 733 810.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Preserved railway operating between Alton and Alresford for a journey of just over 10 miles.

Railways / Heritage Railways

Ashton Court Railway 2020

Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol, Bristol, BS41 9JN.

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  • Part disabled access

The railway site comprises of a raised 3.5in. and 5in. gauge, a 5in. and 7.25in. gauge ground level railway, and a traction engine circuit running inside…

Railways / Miniature Railways

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…

Railways / Railway Museum

Whitwell & Reepham Railway

Whitwell Road, Reepham, Norfolk, NR10 4GA.
Tel: 01603 871 694.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Restored 1882 station on the Lynn & Fakenham Railway. Short demonstration line with steam and diesel locos.

Railways / Heritage Railways

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

Tremadog Road, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9DY.
Tel: 01766 513 402.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Porthmadog (WHR) to Pen-y-Mount Junction. 1.75 mile round trip in heritage coaches – includes a guided tour of the museum. Find out about the narrow…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Weardale Railway

Stanhope Station, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, DL13 2YS.
Tel: 01388 526 203.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

An 18 mile heritage line which runs from a connection with the main railway network at Bishop Auckland in County Durham to Eastgate in the Weardale Area…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Volks Electric Railway 2020

Madeira Drive, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1EN.
Tel: 01273 294 478.

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  • Full disabled access

Opened in 1883 and was the first electric railway in Great Britain. The line has a gauge of 2ft 8.5in. and runs for approx. 1.25 miles from Palace Pier…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Teifi Valley Railway

Station Yard, Henllan, Llandysul, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, SA44 5TD.
Tel: 01559 371 077.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

A 2ft gauge railway along part of the former GWR branch from Pencader Junction to Newcastle Emlyn. Over 1.75 miles of track has now been laid and both…

Railways / Heritage Railways

Stradbally Woodland Railway

Stradbally Hall, Stradbally, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, IRELAND.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

The oldest established heritage railway in Ireland, located in the grounds of Stradbally Hall beside the Rally Field, and Point-to-Point race course. It…

Railways / Heritage Railways

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…

Railways / Railway Museum

Royds Park Miniature Railway

New Street, Liversedge, Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, BD19 5LL.

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  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Situated in pleasant surroundings on an old LNER railtrack with 2 1/2in. to 7 1/4in. gauge raised track and 5in. and 7 1/4in. gauge ground level track.…

Railways / Miniature Railways

Royden Park Miniature Railways

The Sidings, Royden Park, Frankby, Merseyside, CH48 1NP.

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  • Part disabled access

7.25in. ground level track. Also 3.5 & 5in. raised track. Steam and diesel.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Ridgeway Light Railway

Ridgeway Park, Peel Close, off Old Church Road, Chingford, Greater London, E4 6XU.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

There are two tracks at Ridgeway Park: Raised – 3½in. & 5in. gauge. Ground Level – 5in. & 7¼in. gauge.

Railways / Miniature Railways

Orchid Line

Curraghs Wildlife Park, Ballaugh, Isle of Man, IM7 5EA.
Tel: 01624 897 323.

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  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

7.25in. gauge, 1,000 yards. Eight steam locomotives, one petrol and one battery, round a half mile circuit of the park.

Railways / Miniature Railways

North Bay Railway

Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, Yorkshire, Y012 6PF.
Tel: 01723 368 791.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Run steam outline LNER style A3 locomotives since 1931. Built to 20in. gauge, the line takes visitors from Peasholm Park to Scalby Mills stations, offering…

Railways / Miniature Railways

Narrow Gauge Railway Museum 2020

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

  • Parking
  • 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.…

Railways / Railway Museum

Littlehampton Miniature Railway 2020

Mewsbrook Park Station, Hendon Avenue, Littlehampton, West Sussex, .

The railway runs along the seafront between Norfolk Gardens and Mewsbrook Park. The railway is operated by the Littlehampton Heritage Railway Association…

Railways / Miniature Railways

Lavendon Narrow Gauge Railway

Harrold Road, Lavendon, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4HU.
Tel: 01234 712 653.

7¼in. gauge. Three steam, one diesel loco. Also there are displays of aircraft cockpits, bygones and railway memorabilia.

Railways / Miniature Railways

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