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“Enjoyable day out on the railway”

Mid Suffolk Light Railway Museum
Ranked #4 of 15 things to do in Stowmarket
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 27 July 2014

This is an excellent recreation/restoration/continuation of a light railway.
Light does not mean narrow gauge! The engines are full size, but don´t expect the bustle and crowd found in more well known preserved lines. The enthusiastic and friendly team have stayed true to their mission and here is an opportunity to enjoy a quiet day out with as many trips as you could want on the train for a tiny fraction of the price of the more popular lines.
There is a tea shop, real ale bar and a picnic area a short walk down the line.
It´s run by volunteers and steam operating days are limited, so do look up to see if trains are running first to avoid any disappointment.
My thanks to John, Bill and all the staff for a very enjoyable day out.

2  Thank Juanito-ingles
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

This is a great place to visit, kids will love it, there is an informative museum, and although the steam train only travels a short distance you can go on it as many time as as you like.

1  Thank carol r
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Nothing to dislike. Lots off interesting stuff for the dedicated, excellent coffee and refreshments (bacon butties recommended) for the not so dedicated.

Well worth the trip and info 're steam days on line.

1  Thank FLesleyP
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

This is a lovely little event celebrating the mid suffolk light railway during the war years. There were re-enactors, dancers, military vehicles, short rides on the steam train, a tea room, museum, stalls. I truly believe that we should all try to attend fund raising events such as these as we do need to preserve the history of steam travel. The volunteers all did a fantastic job and the sun was shining! A great visit! Thanks to all.

1  Thank Jacki C
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Great atmosphere excellent little railway and great atmosphere Lovely location and the volunteers work very hard to make this attraction enjoyable for their visitors although the track is only 500 metres long it was worth a ride.

2  Thank glenng01
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