West Shed MuseumRipley, Derbyshire
Visit the West Shed Museum: home to historic steam locomotives.
Train enthusiasts will have plenty to get excited about, with films and hands on activities, railway carriages with displays and an active engineering workshop. You can even sit on a miniature engine, or follow the Maggie Moggy trail. During the school holidays they make sure crafty kids are kept busy with arts activities and the chance to make a ‘junk model’ train from colourful debris (on selected days - get in touch to find out when). All of this and the chance to see a model railway whizz round the track, as well as two 1930s steam locomotives!
The site is kitted out with picnic areas, a playground and country park for those rare but lovely sunny days.
Mid-February - Mid-November: Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
Pricing & Tickets
Admission to the West Shed is free but to travel by train from Butterley Station separate train fares apply, as charged by the Midland Railway.
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Yes, there is parking onsite.
Free visitor car parking is available at Butterley Station.
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. Please note: this is half a mile over uneven ground and unfortunately not suitable for visitors with limited mobility, wheelchairs or pushchairs.
The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust's 'West Shed Museum', The Midland Railway-Butterley
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