Middleton Railway | Day Out With The Kids

Middleton Railway

Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

  • Steam train at Middleton Railway in Leeds
  • Steam trains in sheds at Middleton Railway in Leeds
  • Steam trains at Middleton Railway in Leeds

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Middleton Railway started in 1758, and is the oldest working railway in the world! They have a purpose built Engine House, with ticket station, and museum, where you can explore how locomotives and industrial railways have developed.

The first thing you will see as you enter the Engine House building is the ticket office. Once you purchase your ticket, you'll head to the Introductory Gallery, where there's displays to tell you why Middleton Railway is so historically important, and to explain its link with the locomotive building industry in the area.

There's also an audiovisual display telling the 'Tales of Middleton' where you can learn about some of the people who have been connected with the railway over the centuries.

Next up is the Display Hall, with a collection consisting of many items showing the history of the railway and of the Leeds locomotive building industry, and many of their locomotives! You can even climb in the cabs of two of the locomotives to learn more about the controls!

A ride on the train is the highlight of any visit to the Middleton Railway, from their Moor Road station up to Park Halt, where you can get off the train to visit Middleton Park where you'll find ancient woodland, old mine workings and signposted walks and play spaces.

You may even get chance to chat with the driver and he may even let you look in the firebox of the steam engine.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


The Station, Moor Road on Hunslet, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 2JQ, England


Click here to visit Middleton Railway's website
0113 271 0320

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Saturday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:25


General Admission
Adults: £6.00
Kids: £3.00
Family (2 adults, 3 kids): £16.00

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Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome