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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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WE ARE NEXT OPEN: 

Mid-week Static Days:
Monday 25th June, Tuesday 26th June & Wednesday 27th June: the site is open but TRAIN RIDES ARE NOT RUNNING - ticket prices are much reduced for these days. Adults £6, Seniors £5, children £4 - under 5s FREE as usual. Wander the site, visit the Railway Museum and Visitor Centre, peek in at the restoration sheds and talk to any of our volunteers who may well be working there. The cafe is closed, but we have hot & cold drinks, and snacks for sale. 

This Weekend:
Saturday 30th June & Sunday 1st July: Day Out WIth Thomas! See below for more details!

Next Weekend:
Sunday 8th July: Steaming Day. Enjoy Steam Train Rides, the Miniature Railway, The Railway Museum and the stunning exhibits iside our Visitor Centre, including Cornwall pictured above, plus lots more around the site.

Please note: We are a working railway museum, not a full working railway, hence our usual steam train ride runs back and forth on our 1/3 mile length of track and lasts around 20 minutes. You can go on it as many times as you l


Thomas is coming this weekend!

30th June & 1st July: Pre-booking will close late on Wednesday 27th June

and then he's coming again on:

1st & 2nd September

Click here to pre-book your tickets for our DOWT events (Pre-booking for this weekend closes Wednesday evening as we need time to post your tickets.)

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

CLICK HERE TO BOOK!

Yes, it's true: 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 takes the place of Castle Class 4-6-0 No. 5080 Defiant, which has returned to Tysley for proposed overhaul to mainline standards.  LNWR 2-2-2 tender loco No. 3020 ‘Cornwall’ is 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!

Static Days:
The site is open but TRAIN RIDES ARE NOT RUNNING - ticket prices are much reduced for these days. Adults £6, Seniors £5, children £4 - under 5s FREE as usual.
You can wander the site, visit the Railway Museum and Visitor Centre, peek in at the restoration sheds and talk to any of our volunteers who may well be working there. The cafe is closed, but we have a self-service hot drinks machine, and cold drinks/snacks for sale. 

Special Events:
We run lots of Special Events throughout the year, including some popular family events like our famous Days Out With Thomas and Teddy's Train Ride, and also our Steam Galas and vintage vehicle rallies. Simply checkout the pages of our website to find out more about what's on and when! 

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

 

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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Station Road
Quainton
Aylesbury
Bucks
HP22 4BY

For General enquiries:
office@bucksrailcentre.org

For School enquiries:
education@bucksrailcentre.org

Tel: (01296) 655720

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