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Preservation Sites

The list below covers active preservation and other related railway sites (not necessarily with rolling stock), throughout the UK. If you click on a site you will be re-directed to its corresponding website.

England,[Std] [NG] [Mini] [Tram] Scotland, Wales, Northern Island / Isle of Man / Channel Islands


Heritage Railway Society


Standard Gauge Railway Centres & Museums

Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick, Northumberland

Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Arundel, West Sussex

Appleby Frodingham Railway, Tata Steel, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

Astley Green Colliery Museum, Tyldesley, Lancashire

Avon Valley Railway, Bitton, Gloucestershire

Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre, Barrow Hill, Derbyshire

Battlefield Line, Shackerstone, Leicestershire

Beamish Museum, County Durham

Bere Ferrers Station & Heritage Centre, Devon

Bideford Railway Heritage Centre, Bideford, Devon

Bishop's Castle Railway Museum, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire

Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park, Sussex

Bodmin & Wenford Railway, Bodmin, Cornwall

Bowes Railway, Tyne and Wear

Bressingham Steam & Gardens, Norfolk

Bristol Harbour Railway, Bristol, Gloucestershire

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton Road, Buckinghamshire

Cambrian Heritage Railways, Oswestry / Llynclys, Shropshire

Chasewater Railway, Staffordshire

Chatham Historic Dockyard Railway, Kent

Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway, Chinnor, Oxfordshire

Cholsey & Wallingford Railway, Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Churnet Valley Railway, Cheddleton, Staffordshire

Coleford Great Western Railway Museum, Coleford, Gloucestershire

Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Essex

Crewe Heritage Centre, Crewe, Cheshire

Darlington Railway Preservation Society, Darlington North Road Goods Shed, County Durham

Didcot Railway Centre, Didcot, Oxfordshire

East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel, Essex

Dartmoor Railway, Okehampton, Devon

Dartmouth Steam Railway, Paignton, Devon

Dean Forest Railway, Norchard, Gloucestershire

Derwent Valley Light Railway, Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton, North Yorkshire

East Kent Railway, Shepherdswell, Kent

East Lancashire Railway, Bury, Greater Manchester

East Somerset Railway, Cranmore, Somerset

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth, Derbyshire

Eden Valley Railway, Warcop, Cumbria

Elsecar Heritage Railway, South Yorkshire

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, Embsay, North Yorkshire

Epping Ongar Railway, Ongar, Essex

Exeter & Teign Valley Railway, Christow Station, Devon (private)

Fawley Hill Railway, Buckinghamshire (private)

Foxfield Light Railway, Blythe Bridge, Staffordshire

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Toddington, Gloucestershire

Great Central Railway, Loughborough, Leicestershire.

Great Central Railway (Nottingham), Ruddington, Nottinghamshire

Head of Steam, Darlington Railway Museum, Darlington North Road, , County Durham

Helston Railway, Trevarno Farm, Prospidnick, Cornwall

Heritage Shunters Trust (Peak Rail), Rowsley, Derbyshire

Hollycombe Steam Museum,Liphook, Hampshire

Ingrow Loco Museum & Workshop, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Ingrow, West Yorkshire

Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Havenstreet, Isle of Wight

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Haworth, West Yorkshire

Kent & East Sussex Steam Railway, Tenterden, Kent

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, Staveley, Cumbria

Lavender Line, Isfield, East Sussex

Leeds Industrial Museum, Armley Mills, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Leiston Works Railway, Leiston, Suffolk

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, Ludborough, Lincolnshire

Locomotion (NRM), Shildon, County Durham

London Transport Museum, London

Manchester Museum of Transport, Manchester

Mangapps Railway Museum, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex

Market Drayton Railway Preservation Society, Shropshire

Mid Hants Railway, New Alresford, Hampshire

Mid-Norfolk Railway, East Dereham, Norfolk

Mid-Suffolk Light Railway, Brockford, Suffolk

Middleton Railway, Hunslet, West Yorkshire

Midland Railway Butterley, Butterley, Derbyshire

Mountsorrel Railway (GCR), Leicestershire

Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool

Museum of Rail Travel, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Ingrow, West Yorkshire

National Railway Museum, York, North Yorkshire

Nene Valley Railway, Wansford, Cambridgeshire

North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham, Norfolk

North Tyneside Steam Railway, Stephenson Railway Museum, North Shields, Tyne and Wear

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering, North Yorkshire

Northampton & Lamport Railway, Chapel Brampton, Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway, Hunsbury Hill, Northamptonshire

Peak Rail, Rowsley, Derbyshire

Plym Valley Railway, Marsh Mills, Plymouth, Devon

Poulton and Wyre Railway, Thornton–Cleveleys, Lancashire (under restoration)

Ribble Steam Railway, Riversway, Preston, Lancashire

Rother Valley Railway, Robertsbridge, East Sussex

Rowden Mill & Fencote Railway, Herefordshire (private)

Rushden Transport Museum, Rushden, Northamptonshire

Rutland Railway Museum (Rocks by Rail), Cottesmore, Rutland

Severn Valley Railway, Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Shillingstone Railway Project, Dorset

Somerset & Dorset Heritage Railway, Midsomer Norton, Somerset

South Devon Railway, Buckfastleigh, Devon

Southall Railway Centre, Southall, West London

Spa Valley Railway, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Stainmore Railway, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon, Wiltshire

Stephenson's Steam Railway, North Shields, Tyne & Wear

Swanage Railway, Swanage, Dorset

Swindon & Cricklade Railway, Blunsdon, Wiltshire

Tanfield Railway, Marley Hill, County Durham

Tarka Valley Railway, Torrington, Devon (under construction)

Telford Steam Railway, Horsehay, Telford, Shropshire

Tyseley Locomotive Works, Tyseley, Birmingham, West Midlands

Vale of Berkey Railway, Sharpness, Gloucestershire

Weardale Railway, Stanhope, County Durham

Wensleydale Railway, Leeming Bar, North Yorkshire

West Somerset Railway, Minehead, Somerset

Whitwell & Reepham Railway, Norfolk

Wisbech and March Railway, Waldersea, Cambridgeshire (under construction)

Yeovil Railway Centre, Yeovil, Somerset

Yorkshire Wolds Railway, Sledmere–Fimber, East Yorkshire (under construction)

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Narrow Gauge

Narrow Gauge Heaven


Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Arundel, West Sussex

Amerton Railway, Staffordshire

Apedale Valley Light Railway (see also Moseley Railway Trust) Chesterton, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire

Beeches Light Railway (private site)

Bicton Woodland Railway, Devon

Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway, Bredgar, Kent

Bressingham Steam & Gardens, Norfolk

Bure Valley Railway, Aylsham, Norfolk

Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire

Ashover Light Railway, (Peak Rail), Rowsley, Derbyshire

Devon Railway Centre, Bickleigh, Devon

Eaton Hall Railway, Cheshire (private site)

Evesham Light Railway, Twyford, Worcestershire

Gartell Light Railway, Yenston, Somerset

Golden Valley Light Railway, (Midland Railway Butterley), Derbyshire

Hayling Railway, Hampshire

Heatherslaw Light Railway, Northumberland

Hollycombe Steam Museum, Liphook, Hampshire

Kirklees Light Railway, Clayton West, nr HuddersfieldWest Yorkshire

Launceston Steam Railway, Launceston, Cornwall

Leighton Buzzard Light Railway, Bedfordshire

London Museum of Water & Steam, Brentford, London

London Post Office Railway (proposed museum)

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, Devon

Moseley Railway Trust, Chesterton, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire

Morwellham Quay Open Air Museum, Devon

Toddington Narrow Gauge Railway, (GWR) Toddington, Gloucestershire

North Ings Farm Museum, Dorrington, Lincolnshire

Perrygrove Railway, Gloucestershire

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, Cumbria

Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, New Romney, Kent

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway, Rudyard, Staffordshire

Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway, Kent

Southwold Railway, Southwold, Suffolk (proposed)

South Downs Light Railway, Pulborough, West Sussex

South Tynedale Railway, Alston, Cumbria

Statfold Barn Railway, Tamworth, Staffordshire (private site)

Steeple Grange Light Railway, Wirksworth, Derbyshire

Stevington & Turvey Light Railway (private site)

West Lancashire Light Railway, Hesketh Bank, Lancashire

Woodhorn Narrow Gauge Railway, Ashington, Northumberland

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Miniature Railways

Miniature Railway World


Audley End Railway, Essex

Avondale Miniature Railway, Dunnington Heath Farm, Alcester, Warwickshire

Beer Heights Light Railway, Pecorama, Beer, Devon

Bekonscot Model Village & Railway, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

Bentley Miniature Railway, Bentley Country Park, Isfield, East Sussex

Blenheim Park Railway, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

Broomy Hill Railway, Hereford

Coalyard Miniature Railway, Severn Valley Railway, Kidderminster Town (SVR), Worcestershire

Dragon Miniature Railway, Marple Garden Centre, Marple, Greater Manchester

Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway, Eastleigh, Hampshire

East Herts Miniature Railway, Van Hage Garden Centre, Great Amwell, Hertfordshire

Eaton Park Miniature Railway, Norwich, Norfolk

Echills Wood Railway, Kingsbury Water Park, Warwickshire

Fancott Miniature Railway, The Fancott PH, nr Luton, Bedfordshire

Frimley Lodge Park Railway, Surrey

Great Cockcrow Railway (NSDME) Chertsey, Surrey

Ingfield Light Railway, Ingfield Manor School, Billingshurst, East Sussex (private)

Ickenham Miniature Railway, Ickenham, Greater London

Lakeside Miniature Railway, Southport, Merseyside

Lappa Valley Steam Railway, nr Newquay, Cornwall

Mizens Railway (Woking Miniature Rly Soc), Knaphill, Surrey

Moors Valley Railway, Ashley Heath, Dorset

Museum of Power, Langford, Essex

North Bay Railway, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Poplar Railway, Marks Tey, Essex

Royal Victoria Railway, Royal Victoria Country Park, Southampton, Hampshire

Ruislip Lido Railway, Ruislip, Middlesex

Saltburn Miniature Railway, Saltburn by the Sea, Middlesbrough

Stapleford Miniature Railway, Stapleford Park, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Watford Miniature Railway, Cassiobury Park, Watford, Hertfordshire

Wells & Walsingham Light Railway, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Wells Harbour Railway, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Weston Park Railway, Weston-under-Lizard, Shropshire

Wicksteed Park Railway, Northamptonshire

Windmill Animal Farm Railway, Burscough, Lancashire

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British Trams On-line

Beamish Museum, County Durham

Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, West Midlands

Bradford Industrial Museum, West Yorkshire

Crich Tramway Village, Crich, Derbyshire

East Anglia Transport Museum, Lowestoft, Suffolk

Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester

Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society, Birkenhead, Merseyside

Seaton Tramway, Seaton, Devon

Shipley Glen Tramway, Shipley, West Yorkshire

Southport Pier Tramway, Southport, Merseyside

Volk's Electric Railway, Brighton, East Sussex

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Standard Gauge Railway Centres & Museums

Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway, Bo'ness, Falkirk

Caledonian Railway, Brechin, Angus

Friends of The Kyle Line, Kyle of Lochalsh

Glenfinnan Station Museum, Inverness-shire

Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, Aberdeenshire

Keith & Dufftown Railway, Dufftown, Morayshire

Kingdom of Fife Railway Preservation Society, Levenmouth, Fife

Maud Railway Museum, Aberdeenshire

National Mining Museum Scotland, Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrangge

Riverside (Glasgow Transport) Museum

Royal Deeside Railway, Milton of Crathes, Aberdeenshire

Doon Valley Railway, (formerly Scottish Industrial Railway Centre) Dunaskin, Ayrshire

Scottish Railway Preservation Society, Bo'ness, Flakirk

Strathspey Railway, Aviemore, Highland

Waverley Route Heritage Association, Whitrope, Roxburghshire

Narrow Gauge

Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway, Lanarkshire

Miniature Railways

Kerr's Miniature Railway, Arbroath, Angus

Ness Islands Railway, Whin Park, Inverness


Summerlee Heritage Park, Coatbridge


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Standard Gauge Railway Centres & Museums

Amman Valley Railway, Carmarthenshire

Barry Tourist Railway, Vale of Glamorgan, Glamorganshire

Big Pit National Mining Museum, Monmouthshire

Burry Port and Gwendraeth Railway, Pontyates, Carmarthenshire

Conwy Valley Railway Museum, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy

Dolgarrog Railway, Conwy Valley

Garw Valley Railway, Pontycymmer, Glamorganshire

Gwili Railway, Bronwydd Arms, Carmarthenshire

Llangollen Railway, Llangollen, Denbighshire

Penrhyn Castle Railway Museum, Gwynedd

Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway, Monmouthshire

Tanat Valley Light Railway, Nant Mawr Quarry

Narrow Gauge

Bala Lake Railway, Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd

Brecon Mountain Railway, Pant, close to Merthyr Tydfil

Corris Railway, Gwynedd

Fairbourne Railway, Gwynedd

Ffestiniog Railway Society, Porthmadog,Gwynedd

Llanberis Lake Railway, Gwynedd

Margam Country Park Railway, Margam

Narrow Gauge Railway Museum, Wharf Station, Talyllyn Railway, Tywyn, Gwynedd

New Glyn Valley Tramway, Chirk

Penrhyn Quarry Railway, Gwynedd

Snowdon Mountain Railway, Llanberis, Gwynedd

Talyllyn Railway, Tywyn, Gwynedd

Teifi Valley Railway, Henllan, Ceredigion

Trawsfynydd & Blaenau Ffestiniog Railway, Gwynedd

Vale of Rheidol Railway, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway, Porthmadog, Gwynedd

Welsh Highland Railway Society, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, Welshpool, Powys

Miniature Railways

Conwy Valley Railway Museum, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy

Rhiw Valley Light Railway, Berriew, Powys

Rhyl Miniature Railway, Rhyl, Flintshire


Great Orme Tramway, Llandudno

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Northern Ireland

Standard Gauge Railway Centres & Museums

Downpatrick and County Down Railway, Co Down

Giant's Causeway and Bushmills Railway, Co Antrim

Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, Co.Down

Railway Preservation Society of Ireland, Whitehead, Co Antrim

Isle of Man

Manx Electric Railway Society

Port Erin Railway Museum

Snaefell Mountain Railway

The Great Laxey Mine Railway, Laxey

Channel Islands


Alderney Railway


Pallot Heritage Steam Museum, Trinity


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