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The Museum hosts its second ‘CAB-IT’ event on Sunday 21st July – an open day with a difference and certainly one for the enthusiasts and interested alike! The Museum is allowing access to as many of its exhibits cabs as is possible – including operational exhibits, exhibits on display and exhibits under restoration! Visitors can drive our diesel locomotives JEAN and Mr. D under supervision, while our quarry machines will be open for guided access and tours. In the workshop, a range of opportunities which are not usually possible will be made available. We look forward to showing you around our collection in a very different way at the event.



The weather is extremely hot and the Cottesmore area has not seen rain for a long time. After consultation with professional advisors, we have withdrawn steam operation for the event on Sunday 19th July due to the extreme fire risk associated with steam locomotive use. The Museum takes its responsibilities to its visitors, its collections and its neighbours seriously and although we regret the disappointment that the withdrawal of steam services will cause, trust that visitors will understand the reasons. A warm welcome awaits at the event where the operational team have arranged a rather special ‘event with a difference’!