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Derwent Valley Light Railway

York, North Yorkshire, England

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Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

The Derwent Valley Light Railway, which is also known as The Blackberry Line, is a heritage railway line running on about half a mile of the original track. If you're a lover of trains, great news! You can ride as many times as you like on the day! Fancy a step back into the the Wild Wild West? Then they have the coach for you: Sylvia! Ideal for a great photo opportunity. Kids and adults alike are able to use their imaginations and become Station Master at the ticket office, situated inside the unusual and lovely station building.
The day ticket for Murton Park also allows you to go between the Derwent Valley Light Railway and the many other attractions at Murton Park, as often as you like on the day. The Yorkshire Museum of Farming Museum has two indoor galleries, Four Seasons and Livestock, with fun interactive features for children as well as outdoor exhibits, animals and a nature trail.
Travel further back in time by visiting the full scale reconstructed Viking Village on Murton Park, so that you can experience how the Vikings used to live when the area was part of Danelaw, a region inhabited by the Danes.
Please note that when planning your visit to Derwent Valley Light Railway, you should be aware that the outdoor areas of the site are, in places, uneven and can be slippery in some weather conditions. As a consequence, some areas may be unsuitable for some wheelchairs or mobility aids. Please contact the attraction for further information.


  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton Lane, Murton, York, North Yorkshire, YO19 5UF, England


Click here to visit Derwent Valley Light Railway's website
01904 489966

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Sundays and Bank Holidays (until Sept. 25th), trains leave Murton Park Station at the following times: 11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 13.15, 13.45, 14.15, 14.45, 15.15, 15.45, 16.15 Please note: All departures are subject to possible changes. Santa Specials will


Adult - £7.20 Concession - £6.10 Child - £5.00 Under 3s - Free Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) - £20 All include a 10% donation, which can be waived on request. Reductions are available for groups.

More Information

Eating information

Derwent Valley Light Railway's visitors are welcome at The Farmhouse Cafe on Murton Park, which serves hot and cold drinks, snacks, homemade cakes, and seasonally themed treats. Vegetarians are also catered for.


Male and female toilets, including a disabled toilet.

Gift shop

The Railway Station Shop has railway memorabilia including pottery, key rings, badges, flags, whistles, books including “Rails Along The Derwent” Additionally, Murton Park Shop has pens, pencils, toys, locally produced edibles including sweet

Baby food facilities

There is a baby changing facility, and milk can be warmed on request.


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