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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre


Festive Day Out With Thomas tickets are now for sale online. Pre-booking is Essential at Christmas: Click here!

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

Centre is now CLOSED until Festive Day Out With Thomas..
During our open season April-October, 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 see below for more info.
Plus, kids under 5 go FREE to most of our events! AND, our family ticket includes 4 FREE children!

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We are next open:

We are now closed and will re-open for a Festive Day Out With Thomas and Father Christmas on:
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th December
Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th December
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd December

More information below...

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 like!

Festive Day Out With Thomas: Tickets nearly SOLD OUT!

Festive Day Out With Thomas tickets are now for sale online and nearly sold out
Pre-booking is Essential at Christmas: Click here!

Our Christmas trains are filling up really fast! Many compartments have only one or two seats left. TIP: Later trains often have a bit more space.
EXTRA TRAIN ADDED: On some dates, we have added a later train at 16.05 to allow for this demand. Please note that if you book this train you must arrive at least 1.5 hours BEFORE the train ride. This is to ensure you have time to complete all the activities on offer before you go on the train, because when the 16.05 train comes back into the station the centre will soon be closing. You will receive this info at the point of booking. Looking forward to seeing you in December!

Click here for more information before booking

1/2nd, 8/9th, 15/16th & 22/23rd December. Father Christmas will travel on the train seeing everyone and handing out presents to all the children.

Booking is ESSENTIAL as we sell out fast, especially the First Class compartments.

Wedding Fair: Sunday 4th November 11am-2pm

Our hugely popular Wedding Fair is back for its third year on Sunday 4th November, from 11am-2pm
*  Free entry  *  Glass of bubbles on arrival  *  Lots of lovely and friendly local wedding suppliers, from cakes and caterers, to flowers and photographers...
No need to pre-book/register, just turn up!
Plenty of parking
Plus, come and see our stunning vintage railway wedding venue!
For information or other queries, please email Emma on

Day Out With Thomas 2019:

Click here for more information about our normal DOWT days which will return at Easter 2019.

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

We are Family-Friendly!

We pride ourselves in being family-friendly! Did you know that children under 5 get FREE entry to most of our events - including special events. AND, our family ticket is for 2 adults and up to FOUR children age 5-15! 
Events not included are: Day Out With Thomas, Christmas and Halloween, when different pricing structures are used.

Local Resident Annual Family Pass only £32

Do you within an 8-mile radius of us? (Click here to check!) Our Local Resident Annual Family Pass can be purchased by anyone 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 (Includes Aylesbury and Haddenham!) The Local Pass gives free entry to nearly all. of our events!

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
HP22 4BY

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Tel: (01296) 655720

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