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Midland Railway - Butterley

Butterley Station, Ripley DE5 3QZ, England
+44 1773 747674
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Bonfire extravaganza

Absolutely fantastic evening, loads to do and fireworks were epic. Although more food trailers were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
slambo93
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Fun place to take a little ride on the train and a good museum. Fair price and I would say a fun... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 Railwayman's Church, the West Shed Experience, home of the Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust, Narrow Gauge Miniature and Model Rauilways. Trains operate on most weekends and daily during local school holidays. Check website for details.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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“signal box” (22 reviews)
“puppet show” (11 reviews)
“narrow gauge” (10 reviews)
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Butterley Station, Ripley DE5 3QZ, England
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+44 1773 747674

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic evening, loads to do and fireworks were epic. Although more food trailers were needed as I swear I saw a guy still in the queue an hour later 😂

Thank slambo93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place to take a little ride on the train and a good museum. Fair price and I would say a fun place to take young children.

Thank Angelazein
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my grandchildren on the Santa Special train and they loved it, the middle one especially enjoyed the puppet show at the end. Thankyou for the experience

Thank lesleyrobertsmail
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son who is 8 said he thoroughly enjoyed it. He liked Santa (although what he asked for came as a potentially expensive shock!) And we were well-catered for. There was music on the period coaches, but it was a bit painful when the staff...More

Thank Neil W
Reviewed 13 December 2017

My wife and I decided to take our granddaughter (aged nearly 3) on the Santa Special train trip to visit Santa whilst on board the train We arrived early and on arrival we parked up in the ample space car park and walked to the...More

1  Thank Gary A
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We visited on Sat Dec 9th for Santa Special with 3 grand children. The staff were very pleasant and we enjoyed the organ that was played on the platform.The coach was scruffy and the journey was disappointing.No music on the journey and we had long...More

Thank JohnandAnnAdams
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit. You can't fault the staff on the platform, the train or the buffet car .

1  Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Like another reviewer, they would not honour the voucher which had been bought for my birthday. They didn't even offer to honour voucher with a supplementary payment. The car park resembles the Western Front in 1918, & the whole place looks a bit decrepit. There...More

Thank Geoffrey S
Alan C, Front Office Manager at Midland Railway - Butterley, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

I am sorry that the voucher that you had was not valid at the Midland Railway - Butterley on the day that you wished to use it. This has been made clear to any customers that have got in touch and the operators of the...More

Reviewed 25 November 2017

Box office staff would not honour gift voucher given as a birthday present, even though i was told it would be ok on phone.the line is very short so drove to the other attractions,(most were shut),Altogether a poor experience not worth the trip,SVR is far...More

Thank tonydavis2017
Alan C, Front Office Manager at Midland Railway - Butterley, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

I am sorry that the voucher was not valid on the day that you wanted to use it. No one at the railway would have told you that it was valid and we had already told the voucher operator that we could not accept their...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

spent a lovely morning here last Saturday with my daughter, caught the 11am train from the quaint little station, run completely by very helpful volunteers, we don't travel far, maybe 5 miles or so, but while we were waiting for the engine to go back...More

Thank vaj53
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nette7
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 😊
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sammieb87
11 August 2017|
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Response from eric t | Reviewed this property |
You can now get a family ticket through 'Woucher' for £18. I have used this ticket and it is good value.
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599charles
12 January 2015|
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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
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