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Midland Railway

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The Midland Railway - Butterley is a heritage railway running Steam and Diesel hauled trains that take visitors to our museum complex at Swanwick Junction. Here you can visit our Railway Museum,Coutry Park, Demonstration Signal Box, Victorian...more
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Butterley Station, Ripley DE5 3QZ, England
+44 1773 747674
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Received a birthday voucher for a family train ride and cream tea for the family We only live less than 1/2 mile away And always here the sounds of the trains and there whistles when in the garden we pass it every day and have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated next to Butterley Reservoir find this a lovely relaxing area and the train are a bonus following their history and riding on one of the trains Children find it more than interesting and it is one of my grand children favourite places to visit

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank valerieb324
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Midland Railway 09.02.19 for the first time for my Dads Birthday and had a fantastic time!. The staff were extremely friendly particularly the young train conductor explaining all out the railway & trains. We would definitely like to visit again during the year....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank suz123077
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice day out and it can take a day to see everything. As we went in January not everything eas open but it was still enjoyable. Best thing was being able to wander around the sidings looking at the diesels just like you could when...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 368rickb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place and fantastic staff. Always a pleasure coming here. Used to come and volunteer here when I was a child seeing Eric’s 08 class diesel brings back lots of memories.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andy1985p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fascinating railway! There is so much to see and do here that it easily takes up a whole day. The museums and workshops of the Princess Royal Locomotive Trust are a must see at Swanwick Junction. There are some nice walks to do in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank George H
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

We visited christmas eve for the santa express. Was dissapointing, cost Β£56 in total for 2 adults and 2 children and was not worth the money. Place looks run down, train had a few decorations on. Expected it to be a bit more christmassy. My...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank Becky4414
Reviewed 24 December 2018

great Santa trains for youngsters. Although a short length of track for trains to run there are sheds to visit and a farm

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Angela H
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Butterley station is just a few minutes drive from Ripley town centre with free parking. There is a shop and cafe plus lovely booking hall with an open fire, although we didn`t get a chance to explore these as our train was awaiting. We had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hoonaloon
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Its the place to be with the children. Santa gives them a present, they get a picnic, its just a magical place to be.

Date of experience: December 2017
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14 October 2017|
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Response from poppytilly | Reviewed this property |
I did see an engine in the siding with a Gordon face but it was on the tracks. I presume they will do Thomas weekends would be worth a phone call first hope to that helps 😊
11 August 2017|
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Response from eric t | Reviewed this property |
You can now get a family ticket through 'Woucher' for Β£18. I have used this ticket and it is good value.
12 January 2015|
Response from Fairview777 |
Trains depart from the Butterley Station which is on the B6179 just outside Ripley. The site has free parking. The train travels through a long scenic cutting before arriving at the Swanwick Junction site. At this site... More