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 / Railway Museum

Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust – West Shed 2020

Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust – West Shed 2020

Historic steam locomotives and railway carriages with displays, films and an active engineering workshop. Explore the whole site including museums, demonstration signal box, a Victorian railwayman’s church, narrow gauge railway, country park & more (opening times vary).


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access


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

Open days

Daily 15 Feb-15 Nov 1100-1600.


By Bus: 91, 92, 93

By Rail: Alfreton / 5 miles

The West Shed is located on the Swanwick Junction museum complex of the Midland Railway-Butterley.

Normal access to the site is via a heritage train ride from Butterley Station (fare payable), alighting at Swanwick Station to walk up to the West Shed (approx. 430 metres walk including some uneven ground). 

Access to Swanwick Junction is also possible via a walking route from Butterley Station.

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