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!
Season start and end date:
April 9th – October 29th
General opening hours:
Tuesday and Thursday: 10am-4pm (last admission 3.30pm)
Operating Days: See events page
Adult £10, Senior Citizen £8, Child £6, Family (2 adult + up to 3 children) £30
Adult £6, Senior Citizen £5, Child £4, Family (2 adult + up to 3 children) £15
Group Visits – Welcome by arrangement
Dogs welcome if responsibly managed on a lead.