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
Our successful Diggers & Dumpers event returns – Diesel operations throughout! Diesel cab rides available on our main line, with diesel hauled quarry demonstration trains. Visitors can watch our Ruston Bucyrus quarry machines in action from the viewing areas. Children …
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