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museums and attractions

Railways / Railway Museum

Penrhyn Castle Railway Museum 2020

The makers of ‘Fire Queen’ A. Horlock and Co. were general engineers specialising in marine matters.
The makers of ‘Fire Queen’ A. Horlock and Co. were general engineers specialising in marine matters.
‘Charles’ is a 1ft 10¾in. gauge 0-4-0 Saddle Tank locomotive.
‘Charles’ is a 1ft 10¾in. gauge 0-4-0 Saddle Tank locomotive.
‘Haydock’ is a 4ft 8½in. gauge 0-6-0  Side Tank locomotive.
‘Haydock’ is a 4ft 8½in. gauge 0-6-0 Side Tank locomotive.
Beckton Locomotive No.1 is a 4ft 8½in gauge 0-4-0 Well Tank locomotive.
Beckton Locomotive No.1 is a 4ft 8½in gauge 0-4-0 Well Tank locomotive.

Set in the extensive stableblock of Penrhyn Castle, the museum houses a fine collection of historic locomotives and model railways including originals from the Penrhyn Quarry Railway and the Dinorwic Railway.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Operator

National Trust

Address

Penrhyn Castle Bangor Gwynedd LL57 4HT

  • 01248 353 084
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  • View website

Open days

Sat-Sun 4 Jan-9 Feb 1100-1500; Daily 15 Feb-1 Nov 1030-1700. Sat-Sun 7 Nov-27 Dec 1100-1600.

Travel

By Bus: 5, 5X

By Rail: Bangor / 3 miles

Discover the different steam engines and trucks that helped to transport everything, from the quarrymen to the colliery wastes, and made mining easier.

Among the many fascinating engines, the museum displays Fire Queen a 4ft gauge 0-4-0 coupled and Charles a 1ft 10¾in.  0-4-0 saddle tank, probably are the most famous engines on display.

Throughout the year there are special events on which you can explore the exciting collection of railway memorabilia of the 19th and 20th century that are exhibited within the magnificent walls of Penrhyn Castle.

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