Our steaming season for 2022 is well underway! The whole site, including Visitor Centre and Railway Museum, is open every Sunday (and some other days) for steam train rides and lots more. Also, mid-week, our Visitor Centre (with Railway Cafe and Gift Shop) is open Monday-Friday, 9.30am-1.30pm with no entry ticket required...
WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK: (Mon 23rd-Sun 29th May)
Visitor Centre opening: The Visitor Centre & Railway Cafe will be open Monday to Friday 9.30am-1.30pm
Sunday 29th May 2022: ANNUAL HERITAGE BUS RALLY! BOOK HERE
WHAT'S ON NEXT WEEK: (Mon 30th May-Sun 5th June)
NB There will be a change to Visitor Centre opening hours this week:
PLAN YOUR VISIT:
Our Steaming Season is from 3rd April-30th October, when you can come for steam train rides on our Steaming Days and Special Events. Plus, you can ride the miniature railway, watch the model trains, visit the Railway Museum and Visitor Centre with shop and Railway Cafe. Our Steaming Days/Special Events are on Sundays and Bank Holidays, plus most Wednesdays during school holidays. To plan your visit and find out much more information about what's on offer, CLICK HERE
NEW FUNDING APPEAL FOR MET 1:
A new appeal has been set up by Quainton Railway Society executive committee to raise £70,000 to complete the overhaul of our flagship locomotive Metropolitan No.1.
Click here to donate
Click here for more details
SPECIAL EVENT: ANNUAL HERITAGE BUS RALLY!
Sunday 29th May 2022
Click here for more details
NEW LOCO AT QUAINTON!
Thrilled to announce that one of our members has purchased loco no.2138 Swordfish, and will be keeping her here for us to steam!
Please note that our booking system still has 'arrival slots' in place (we used this system to staggered entry times during Covid restrictions), however, visitors are able to turn up any time from 10.30am, whichever slot you choose. So if morning slots are all booked, simply book an afternoon slot and come whenever is convenient to you!
We have added several Special Events for 2022. CLICK HERE to see what Special Events are on sale and to pre-book tickets.
Day Out With Thomas 2022: TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Thomas, Percy, The Fat Controller and Rusty & Dusty are coming to visit in 2022 and tickets on sale now! CLICK HERE TO BOOK and for more info
Steam Engine Driving Experience 2022
The perfect gift for a steam enthusiast! We have released our dates for these in 2022. Click here for more information and to book
Railway Cafe Open Monday-Friday 9.30am-1.30pm ALL YEAR ROUND!
The Railway Cafe is open Monday-Friday 9.30am-1.30pm, every week, all year round, for breakfast, hot drinks, sandwiches, burgers/chips and cake! No ticket required, just turn up! Cafe customers are welcome to wander around our Visitor Centre and the outside area close to the main building. (The bridges and therefore the Railway Museum will remain closed.) Please note, on Bank Holidays when a Special Event is running, we will only be open for people with tickets.
QRS Members and Local/Quainton/Bicester Pass holders, please BOOK ALL MEMBER/PASS TICKETS HERE
To find out about who is eligible for one of our local passes click here and then click on either Quainton Pass, Local Pass (8-mile radius) or Bicester Pass, depending on where you live.
New York Subway Car:
Click here to read about our intriguing New York Subway Car which is the only one in the world that isn't in America. We have just moved it from one part of the site to another... find out how and why!