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!
NOTICE TO VISITORS -Due to the exciting new developments being undertaken at Rocks by Rail thanks to the Mick George Grantscape Fund grant some of our site will be off limits to our visitors for safety reasons. We thank you for your patience as we carry out the construction of a three road locomotive display building to help tell the story of ironstone quarrying in the East Midlands to our visitors. These are very exciting times at The Living Ironstone Museum and we all look forward to seeing you on site soon. Kind Regards, the RBR Team.
Tuesday and Thursday: 10am-5pm (last admission 4pm)
Sun: 10am-5pm (last admission 4pm)
Operating Days: Third Sunday in every month
Driver experience: Monthly, year round by pre-booked arrangement
Workshop tours: On request, any day that we are open
Sundrew Café: From 11am when Museum open
Adults £6, OAPs £5, Children (5-11 years) £3, Children under 5years go FREE!
Suggested donations, Adults £4.50, Children £2.50
Group Visits - Welcome by arrangement
Dogs welcome if responsibly managed on a lead.