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Midland Railway – Butterley

Preserved Midland, LMS and BR items in a living museum on 3.5 miles standard gauge line, also one mile 2ft gauge on a 57 acre museum site. Miniature railway. Over 25 steam, 30 diesel & electric locomotives.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access


The Midland Railway Trust Ltd


Butterley Station Ripley Derbyshire DE5 3QZ

  • 01773 570 140
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Open days

Sat-Sun & BHol Feb-Jul. Daily 27 Mar-8 Apr, 26 May-3 Jun. Later dates unavailable in Mar 2018. 2017 dates were 22 Jul-2 Sep; 21-29 Oct.


By Bus: 91, 92, 93

By Rail: Alfreton / 5 miles

A great day out for all of the family with loads to see and do. Heritage train rides transport you to a bygone era. Explore two railway museums, the demonstration signal box, a victorian railwayman’s church and much more. Plus there are narrow gauge, miniature and model railways, shops, buffets, children’s playground and country park.  Free parking.

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