Due to essential track work, and heavy plant machinery due on site, please be advised that for safety reasons the museum is closed to visitors until the work has been completed.
We apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience, but are working to ensure that we can reopen as soon as possible.
Please watch this page or our Facebook group for progress.
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!
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.