Middleton RailwayLeeds, West Yorkshire
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.
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 - 16:30
Seasonal opening times:
Regular running season is April to end October.
There are Santa Specials in December. More information on our website.
Pricing & Tickets
Children (3-15) £3
Various concessions are available (eg HRA Leeds Card etc) please ask when on site.
Book in advance for cheapest tickets
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Yes, there is parking onsite.