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Midland Railway - Butterley

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The Midland Railway - Butterley is a heritage railway running Steam and Diesel hauled trains that take visitors to our museum complex at Swanwick Junction. Here you can visit our Railway Museum, Country Park, Demonstration Signal Box, Victorian...more
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Butterley Station, Ripley DE5 3QZ, England
+44 1773 747674
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a brilliant time, was nice to see how enthusiastic the guys where about restoring the figures and I do believe that the admission went towards the restoration of the figures. I will be going to another one, was a brilliant experience. The teddy beat...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Autumn O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to see two good STEAM ENGINES working in TANDEM would have been better had the DUCHESS been in front....but operational it was acceptable Hope they have more BIG steam lined up for the season MINOR GRIPE.....T ROOMS Butterley, bit o.t.t. on prices 2 take...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a brilliant day out here. The staff were helpful and friendly. We enjoyed a steam train ride and exploring the Swanwick site. There was lots to see and do with few restrictions for access. I hope that more people visit so that more...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 17 February 2019 via mobile

Received a birthday voucher for a family train ride and cream tea for the family We only live less than 1/2 mile away And always here the sounds of the trains and there whistles when in the garden we pass it every day and have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank brianbaconheanor2017
Reviewed 12 February 2019

Situated next to Butterley Reservoir find this a lovely relaxing area and the train are a bonus following their history and riding on one of the trains Children find it more than interesting and it is one of my grand children favourite places to visit

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

We visited Midland Railway 09.02.19 for the first time for my Dads Birthday and had a fantastic time!. The staff were extremely friendly particularly the young train conductor explaining all out the railway & trains. We would definitely like to visit again during the year....More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank suz123077
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Nice day out and it can take a day to see everything. As we went in January not everything eas open but it was still enjoyable. Best thing was being able to wander around the sidings looking at the diesels just like you could when...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

Great place and fantastic staff. Always a pleasure coming here. Used to come and volunteer here when I was a child seeing Eric’s 08 class diesel brings back lots of memories.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andy1985p
Reviewed 26 January 2019

A fascinating railway! There is so much to see and do here that it easily takes up a whole day. The museums and workshops of the Princess Royal Locomotive Trust are a must see at Swanwick Junction. There are some nice walks to do in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank George H
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

We visited christmas eve for the santa express. Was dissapointing, cost Β£56 in total for 2 adults and 2 children and was not worth the money. Place looks run down, train had a few decorations on. Expected it to be a bit more christmassy. My...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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14 October 2017|
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Response from poppytilly | Reviewed this property |
I did see an engine in the siding with a Gordon face but it was on the tracks. I presume they will do Thomas weekends would be worth a phone call first hope to that helps 😊
11 August 2017|
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Response from eric t | Reviewed this property |
You can now get a family ticket through 'Woucher' for Β£18. I have used this ticket and it is good value.
12 January 2015|
Response from Fairview777 |
Trains depart from the Butterley Station which is on the B6179 just outside Ripley. The site has free parking. The train travels through a long scenic cutting before arriving at the Swanwick Junction site. At this site... More