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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre



Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: A fun day out for the whole family!

Come for steam train rides on Sundays, plus ride the miniature railway, watch the model trains, visit the Railway Museum and Visitor Centre, plus lots more!

We are also open Monday-Wednesday for Static Days when the site is open but train rides are NOT running.

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This Week: 

Mid-week Static Days: 
Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd May when the site is open but TRAIN RIDES ARE NOT RUNNING - ticket prices are reduced for these days. Adults £6, Seniors £5, children £4 - under 5s FREE as usual. 

This Weekend: 
Sunday 27th May AND Bank Holiday Monday: Teddy's Train Ride - Kids with a teddy go FREE! And Teddy gets his own train ride! 

Please note: We are a working railway museum, not a full working railway, hence our train ride runs up and down our 1/3 mile length of track and lasts 20 minutes. You can go on it as many times as you like!  


Sunday 27th & Bank Holiday Monday 28th May 2018

Children with a Teddy get in for free!

Due to the success of this event last year, we will hold the same event again this year over the two days. The event when children with a teddy get in for free, and Teddy gets his own train ticket and steam train ride!

Click here for more information and to pre-book


Sunday 10th June: Royal British Legion Family Fun Day with special Aylesbury - Bicester Railtour

The Royal British Legion will be taking over the site for their Centenary Celebrations (100 years since the end of WWI) with lots going o throughout the day, with a Parade of Standards, Act of Remembrance, Royal British Legion Riders, RBL Brass Band, Community Choir, Cadet Parades plus all the usual fun of The Railway: Steam Train Rides, miniature railway, Railway Museum and Visitor Centre.

One of the most exciting parts of the day is the special Railtour that they are putting on from Aylesbury, through Quainton and across to Bicester Village and back again! Get on or off at Aylesbury, Quainton or Bicester. Travel on this rarely used length of track, usually only used for freight! Railtour tickets can be bought on the day from Buckinghamshire Railway Centre for £5/adult, £2.50/ child (under 5s free). Normal entry fees to The Railway apply - a percentage of which will be donated to the Royal British Legion.

Railtour starting at Aylesbury at 10.10am. First departure from Quainton at 10.40am.

More information and the full railtour timetable   can be found by clicking on the Special Poppy Event at the bottom of this page. 

Online Pre-booking for our Day Out With Thomas events is open

Thomas will be here on:

30th June & 1st July


1st & 2nd September

Click here to pre-book your tickets for our DOWT events

Come and ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, meet The Fat Controller, ride our miniature railway, enjoy live children's entertainment, plus lots more! Click here for more information about DOWT

(Tesco Vouchers are not valid for a Day Out With Thomas).

Emergency Services & Community Day: Saturday 14th July

Due to the success of this event last year, we will be holding the Emergency Services Day again this year. Come and see a fire engine, ambulance and police car, talk to members of the emergency services. Plus, see lots of other local charities, societies and clubs. Also, have steam train rides and all the fun of The Railway!

Click here for more information or to book!

Exciting News: PAW Patrol's Marshall to visit our Fire Engine Rally!

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th August 2018


We've just heard that Marshall from PAW Patrol is coming to our Fire Engine Rally on 18th & 19th August! The heroic pup will be making personal appearances at intervals on each day. Come for our usual great steaming day event with train rides for everyone, see the Railway Museum, spend time in our Visitor Centre, ride the miniature railway and watch the model trains! 

Pre-bookings for our Fire Engine Rally are NOW online! CLICK HERE TO BOOK!


Newly Extended: Local Resident Annual Family Pass only £32

Do you live within an 8-mile radius of us? (Click here to check!) We are now offering our Local Resident Annual Family Pass to those within 8 miles of us (as the crow flies), for a one-off payment of just £32 per family for a whole year! Come and enjoy your local heritage railway centre as often as you like! Click here for more information and an application form

Stunning locomotive 'Cornwall' is on display in our Visitor Centre!

'Cornwall' is on display, pride of place inside our Visitor Centre for all to admire.

Cornwall is here to take the place of Castle Class 4-6-0 No. 5080 Defiant, due to its return to Tysley for proposed overhaul to mainline standards.  LNWR 2-2-2 tender loco No. 3020 ‘Cornwall’ has come to Quainton on loan from The National Railway Museum. Built in 1847, ‘Cornwall’ is being displayed alongside two LNWR liveried carriages and has taken pride of place in our stunning ‘Rewley Road’ Visitor Centre. Rather appropriately, the building was also built by LNWR in the centre of Oxford, before being relocated to the Quainton site. ‘Cornwall’ will hopefully be with us for approximately two years. We are thrilled to welcome such a stunning locomotive to our collection.

Types of Open Days at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

Steaming Days:

Our standard Steaming Days in 2018 are every Sunday from April 8th until 29th October... (we are open other days too, see below for more information!) We open from 10.30am - 5pm on Sundays. (Last admissions one hour before closing).

Steaming Days are our normal, working open days - every Sunday from April 8th to October 28th, and Wednesdays during the school holidays (April 4th & 11th, May 30th, then July 11th-September 5th and October 24th for our Halloween Disco!) On our Steaming Days you get unlimited free steam train rides on our 1/3 mile length of track! There are lots of other engines, coaches and carriages on display to see and learn about - some are newly restored and others are awaiting restoration. Take a trip (£1 per person age 3+) on our 1km long, ride-on miniature steam railway pictured below (a delight for the children - but the adults love it too!) and visit our extensive railway museum. We also have a beautiful glass-roofed visitor centre with more to see, including meticulously restored engines and carriages from times past. We also have a shop and cafe, selling hot and cold food, drinks and snacks, a big (free) on-site car park, four lots of toilets around the site, two footbridges (one with disabled access) and plenty of picnic areas... Come and spend the day with us!

You can use Tesco vouchers on any day except Day Out With Thomas and Christmas.

How to get here

What's on

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Station Road
HP22 4BY

For General enquiries:

For School enquiries:

Tel: (01296) 655720