South and South East

The South & South East region contains a large number of heritage museums, railways and attractions over a wide area from Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire to Hampshire and across Berkshire and Surrey, East and West Sussex to Kent.

This area includes popular attractions such as the Bluebell, Isle of Wight and Kent and East Sussex steam heritage railways to Agricultural and working museums and key canal routes and museums.

The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions the South and South East region including Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, East Sussex, West Sussex, Isle of Wight and Surrey.

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Tyrwhitt Drake Museum of Carriages

The Archbishops' Stables, Mill Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6YE.
Tel: 01622 602 838.

  • Car Park
  • Part disabled access

Contains more than 60 carriages, sleighs and sedan chairs, all in original condition. Housed in 14th century stables.

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Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park

Off Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7UD.
Tel: 03000 422 997.

  • Car Park

Once one of the main gunpowder factories in the South East, the park is one of the best places to discover history of gunpowder manufacturing in a tranquil…

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Romney Marsh Wartime Collection

Ivychurch Road, Brenzett, Romney Marsh, Kent, TN29 0EE.
Tel: 01797 344 747.

  • Car Park
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Incorporates Brenzett Aeronautical Museum Trust's unique collection of wartime equipment, with remains recovered from aircraft crash sites and memorabilia.…

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Wight Military & Heritage Museum

Northwood Camp, 490 Newport Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8QU.
Tel: 01983 632 039.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

The museum holds an interesting mix of tanks, artefacts, other vehicles, small arms and a range of uniforms from the start of the 20th century to the present…

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East Cowes Heritage Centre

No.8 Clarence Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6EP.
Tel: 01983 280 310.

  • Part disabled access
  • Since 1992 it has been the Heritage Centre and tells the history of the town with displays, maps, models and photographs. The last 200 years is portrayed…

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    Prince Sheian approaching New Barn Station

    Swanley New Barn Railway

    Swanley Park, New Barn Road, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7PW.
    Tel: 0000.

    • Car Park
    • Refreshments
    • Part disabled access

    30th year of operation. 71/4in. gauge, 900 yards. Six steam engines, six diesel engines and three other engines (petrol & electric), over 30 coaches and…

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    Amnerfield Miniature Railway

    Amners Farm, Amners Farm Road, Burghfield, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 3UE.
    Tel: 0118 983 3437.

    • Car Park

    7.25in. & 5in. miniature railway. Steam & diesel.

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    Eastney Beam Engine House

    Henderson Road, Eastney, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 9JF.
    Tel: 023 9282 6722.

    An impressive Victorian building containing a pair of classic Boulton & Watt beam engines and pumps restored to their original 1887 condition and in steam.

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    At Eridge the Spa Valley Railway train hauled by 0-6-0T Jinty no. 47493 waits to connect with the National Rail train.

    Spa Valley Railway

    West Station, Nevill Terrace, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5QY.
    Tel: 01892 537 715.

    • Car Park
    • Refreshments
    • Souvenir Shop
    • Part disabled access

    A heritage railway operating five miles through the countryside of the Weald. Both steam and diesel trains.

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    Aldershot Military Museum

    Queens Avenue, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 2LG.
    Tel: 01252 314 598.

    • Car Park
    • Refreshments
    • Souvenir Shop
    • Part disabled access

    Housed in the only surviving brick-built barrack blocks left in Aldershot, the museum tells the story of daily life for both soldier and civilian since…

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    Royal Victoria Railway

    Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO31 5GA.
    Tel: 023 80 456 246.

    • Car Park
    • Refreshments
    • Souvenir Shop
    • Part disabled access

    101/4in. gauge, one mile. Six steam, two petrol and three diesel locomotives.

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    HMS Alliance

    Royal Navy Submarine Museum

    Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AS.
    Tel: 023 9251 0354.

    • Car Park
    • Refreshments
    • Souvenir Shop
    • Part disabled access

    The world’s only British WW2 ocean-going submarine, now ready for patrol and brought to life by real submariners. The museum is home to historic submarines…

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