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Mid Suffolk Light Railway Museum

Brockford Station | Wetheringsett, IP14 5PW, Stowmarket IP14 5LY, England
+44 1449 766899
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Very good

The railway was actually closed when I went but there was still a fair amount of activity going on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Super Santa Experience

We went for the Santa train special to the North Pole Halt. From the moment we arrived we were... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
Louise C
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Located in the heart of the countryside, the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum is Suffolk's only standard gauge steam railway. Known locally as the 'Middy', this quaint little line running from Haughley to Laxfield opened in 1904, firstly for freight and later for passengers. The line closed in 1952 and the track was lifted; however in the early 1990's a group of enthusiasts decided to revive this forgotten piece of Suffolk history, firstly as a museum and later by adding a demonstration line for visitors to experience rural travel on vintage trains. The work of the museum was recognised when the Middy was declared the winner of the Suffolk Museum of the Year Award for 2014. Today the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum is a registered charity and while the museum may be small, visitors can look forward to a big welcome from our voluntary staff. Upon purchasing your ticket you are able to ride the trains as many times as you wish, and being a season ticket this also allows you to return free of charge throughout the year (except special events days). We have a well-stocked shop, real ale bar, and tearoom serving beverages, home-made cakes and hot snacks. We look forward to welcoming you to the Middy very soon, for more details about our events and opening times.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“steam days” (6 reviews)
“rolling stock” (5 reviews)
“real ale bar” (5 reviews)
Brockford Station | Wetheringsett, IP14 5PW, Stowmarket IP14 5LY, England
+44 1449 766899
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The railway was actually closed when I went but there was still a fair amount of activity going on and the staff allowed me to wander round and see everything including the worksops etc,, they even opened the shop for me.

Thank RogerJessiman
Reviewed 28 December 2017

We went for the Santa train special to the North Pole Halt. From the moment we arrived we were guided to a parking space, all guards fully uniformed. Hot mince pies and mulled wine before, called forward with named tickets for the children. Lovely little...More

Thank Louise C
Reviewed 3 December 2017

For the first time ever my wife and I came to a Santa special event on a preserved railway. We came with our daughter, son in law and two grandchildren who enjoyed it tremendously. It was well organised, the staff were friendly and helpful and...More

Thank Chatto127
Reviewed 1 December 2017

If you like nostalgia, trains and history this is a great place to visit. I'd recommend a steam day when the weather is good. Lots of smiling faces and steam.

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

The Mid Suffolk is a great day out. It's a tiny steam railway - less than half a mile of track - but big hearted with eager, friendly volunteer staff and a lot to see (including a bar in a railway carriage). A very informative...More

Thank Tugharry
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Visited on Bank holiday Monday 28/08/17 and yes I arrived later than planned due to reasons beyond my control (3pm) but I expected a lot more from this growing railway. When I arrived and payed my £10 which if you ask me is way too...More

Thank Julian D
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Visited here for the first time today. Was very impressed by the facilities on offer at the MSLR, as well as their plans for expansion of the line. A real insight into the history of Suffolk's railways

Thank Sam H
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Although the Middy don't currently operate a long length of track, they will shortly double the length of running line, and this will allow the locomotives to stretch their legs rather better. In spite of the short length of line, trains run to a timetable,...More

Thank Ian R
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This is the second time my wife and I have visited this railway and we were not disappointed. The length of track is not very long but hopefully subject to donations being made will be extended. The railway volunteers are extremely friendly and the facilities...More

Thank Martin080853
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Interesting set of buildings and artefacts from the local railway line before it closed. Lovely restored engines and carriages running on a short stretch of line and you can ride as many times as you like. Dogs welcome.

Thank Charles M
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28 June 2016|
Response from miss_igirisu | Reviewed this property |
Basic things like scones and crisps, ice cream etc. I would say 15 mins to talk around the whole thing, it's very small.
Angela W
23 October 2015|
Response from TheMiddy | Property representative |
Hello Angela. Dogs are most welcome at the Middy, however we are not open next week as we're now closed until the end of November. Kind regards Justyn Keeble MSLR Events Manager