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Welcome to the Bluebell Railway Museum  

The museum at Sheffield Park tells the story of the Bluebell Railway, which began as the Lewes and East Grinstead Railway (LEGR) in 1882, being taken over by the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway (LBSCR) a year later. It also outlines how railways developed from the horse drawn railways of the 1600s, to steam locomotives and then electric trains.

The museum is in two sections. In the first section you’ll find out:
  • Why railways started in this area
  • How the Bluebell Line began and developed
  • How local enthusiasts fought to keep it open
In the second section you’ll discover:
  • The link between the Industrial Revolution and railways
  • The people who pioneered railways
  • The amazing developments that have shaped today’s railways
  • Fascinating objects from railways past and present
Bluebell Railway Museum

The objects on display come from the Bluebell Railway Museum collection. The purpose of the museum is to preserve these historic objects and use them to tell the stories of railways in Southern England.

Museum Opening

Pictures of the Official Opening on 23 June 2011 are here.

Images from the Museum

A small number of images follow. These are intended to give you a taste of what you will find when you visit.



Museum Images

Three images from the Museum are shown here.

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Preservation Panels

Three of the preservation wall panels are shown here.

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Museum Panels

Three of the museum wall panels are shown here.

If you wish to see a larger version, click on the image which will load a PDF version.
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