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Jubilee Bank Holiday Steam Days

June 2-5 - See our own 'Royal Family' including two 'Kings' and two 'Castles'

We will be celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June.

Join us on Saturday 4th June for our Royal Jubilee Party or come and see our own Royal Family on any other day over the celebration weekend. Four festive fun filled days with a minimum of three running locomotives offering unlimited train rides on each day and a chance to see our very own ‘Royal Family’ on display including two kings and two castles.

Walk off your celebration food as you stroll around the 21-acre living museum, savour the sights, sounds and smells of steam; take unlimited rides aboard a vintage steam train; explore the spacious undercover areas of the Engine Shed, Carriage Display and Victorian Broad Gauge Exhibition; and discover fascinating smaller artefacts in the Museum

 

Pick up a copy of our Site Guide, explore this 21-acre open-air museum and unearth almost two centuries of railway heritage. See preserved locomotives, restored carriages, vintage wagons, historic buildings and much more! 

Visitors will also have the chance to get up close to the locomotives in the spacious Engine Shed which has remained largely-unchanged since it was built in 1932 now houses magnificent preserved engines some of which have steps to allow visitors to climb onto the footplate! 

The large, well-ventilated carriage shed will also be open with coaches dating from Victorian times to the 1940s that evoke bygone eras. See the VIP Saloon reputed to have been used by General Eisenhower during the preparations for D-Day and later used in the GWR Royal Train!

A leisurely stroll will take you to a beautifully recreated 1930s branch line station and to a rare section of surviving track from Brunel's Broad Gauge railway, complete with replica Victorian locomotives.

 

The Refreshment Rooms will be operating a festive menu of take-away or eat in hot and cold drinks and food with plenty of picnic tables and benches around the Centre and limited seating inside.

Toilets will be available and we have increased the frequency of cleaning in these and other key areas.

The gift shop and Museum will also be open for you to see the themed displays for the weekends festivities.


Select your date and arrival time.

See our latest pre-arrival advice here. This is likely to change during the Summer Steam Days season as coronavirus restrictions are eased - ticket holders will receive the latest information just prior to their visit.

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS - We are legally required to share contact details with National Health Track & Trace if requested.

* Details of facilities and activities are based on coronavirus restrictions being eased - some other aspects may be subject to change.

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