Photo courtesy Alistair Grieve.
Welcome to an outdoor adventure, cast in an ironstone quarry. Covering 19 acres of reclaimed quarry, railway tracks and nature trails, Rocks by Rail is a journey back in time.
It’s an unmissable opportunity to experience an awesome industrial landscape. Explore fascinating nature trails. Take a train trip. Drive a classic loco. Tour the workshop and loco yard. View the ironstone exhibition and learn about its importance throughout history.
Then sit back with a cuppa in a 1960s style café, or browse the Museum shop.
Rocks By Rail is a big value day out. Whether you’re a family seeking informative fun, a rail and digger enthusiast, or a teacher looking for ways to bring lessons to life – you’ll find the living ironstone museum so involving you’ll wonder where the hours went!
Tue/Thur: 10am-5pm (last admission 4pm)
Sun: 10am-5pm (last admission 4pm)
Operating Days: Third Sunday in every month
Train driving sessions: Monthly, Year round - by ticked pre-arrangement
Workshop tours: Everyday
Café: From 11am when Museum open
Adults £5, Children £2.50, Under 5's Free
Suggested donations, £4 Adults, £2 Children
Group Visits - by arrangement
Dogs welcome if responsibly managed