Welcome to the Bluebell Railway Museum

Our museum is closed today.

You will find us on Platform 2 at Sheffield Park station.

Admission is free to visitors with train or platform tickets.

The Museum and Railway will reopen on Friday 7th August.

To allow for Social Distancing there will be a one way system around the Museum. Entry only by the south door and exit by the north door. It will not be possible to visit the Withyham signal box as its size and shape do not allow for Social Distancing. Other handling exhibits have also been removed.

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Plan a visit

Admission

The Bluebell Railway Museum is situated on Platform 2 at Sheffield Park station (the most southerly of the four Bluebell railway stations).

The museum is open on days when there is a scheduled train service. ()

Admission is free to visitors with train or platform tickets.

You can purchase these from the booking office at Sheffield Park. ( See map ).

Visitors

We have thousands of visitors to the museum each year. It is popular with families, railway enthusiasts, overseas visitors, those undertaking research of various kinds, children on school visits and curious passengers who just drop in while waiting for a train.

We do all we can to make each visit a rewarding experience. We have areas, exhibits and activities designed to appeal to all age groups and we offer printed guides in a range of languages. The museum is suitable for wheel chair access and there are always stewards on duty who will help in any way they can.

Facilities

Ladies', Gentlemen's and disabled toilets, and baby changing facilities, can be found on Platform 2 adjacent to the museum.

Eating and Drinking

Eating and drinking is not permitted in the museum.

Dogs

We are sorry, but we can only welcome assistance dogs into the museum.

The Museum

The museum curator, archivists and stewards are all volunteers.

Donations

Financial donations are welcomed and all go toward developing the museum. A donation box can be found near the museum exit door.

We are always grateful for donations of artefacts for our collection; these may be left with a museum steward. You will be issued with a receipt.

Please note that we are no longer able to accommodate items on loan except for short periods when they form part of a special display.

Comments

Your comments, stories and suggestions are invited. The Visitors' Book is near the museum exit. If you have stories about the railway we are always pleased to receive them and, with your permission, add them to our archive.

 

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