Our Steaming Season runs from Sunday 2nd April until Sunday 29th October.
Sundays: We are open most Sundays for visitors to enjoy steam train rides, visit the Railway Museum and Visitor Centre, and wander around 25 acres of Railwayland. We are also open on certain other days - check our calendar of events here.
Saturdays: We are generally closed for weddings on Saturdays, with the occasional exception when we have a special two-day weekend event!
Mid-week: During the week, only the Railway Café is open - see below for more details.
WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK:
Monday 22nd-Friday 26th May: Railway Café only, open 9.30am-2pm
Sunday 28th May: Steaming Day 10.30am-5pm
WHAT'S ON NEXT WEEK:
It's Half Term! Yippee!
Bank Holiday Monday 29th May: Heritage Bus Rally 10.30am-5pm
Tuesday 30th May - Friday 2nd June: Visitor Centre/Play Area/Railway Café open 9.30am-2pm (NB No train rides or museum but entry is FREE!)
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th June: Day Out With Thomas! The stuff dreams are made of for anyone who loves Thomas the Tank Engine! (Who doesn't?!)
HOW TO BUY TICKETS:
CLICK HERE TO BOOK General Steaming Days (Sundays April to October)
CLICK HERE TO BOOK Special Event Tickets (Thomas, Dinos, Peppa, PAW Patrol, vehicle rallies etc)
CLICK HERE TO BUY & REDEEM Gift Vouchers
CLICK HERE TO BUY Season Tickets NEW FOR 2023!
Special Events for 2023
We have visits from Dinosaurs, Thomas, Peppa Pig and PAW Patrol still to come this year, plus vehicle rallies and shows! Click here to see more details and to book!
NEW for 2023: Season Tickets
If you love to visit us, why not purchase one of our new Season Tickets so you can come all the time? Anyone can buy one, regardless of where you live, and it includes entry to nearly everything, even our hugely popular Day Out With Thomas! Click here to find out more
Day Out With Thomas: TICKETS FOR 2023 ON SALE!
Thomas & Friends will be back in June, July and October!
MID-WEEK CAFE: Open Monday to Friday 9.30am until 2pm
Our Railway Café and Gift Shop inside our visitor centre are open Monday-Friday, 9.30am-2pm with no entry ticket required. Please note, there are no steam train rides or access to the rest of the site on these mid-week days, just the close vicinity outside - which includes plenty of railway artefacts to look at, café benches and our brand new play area! We welcome cyclists and their bikes (inside!), walkers and dogs, parents/carers with children/babies/buggies. There are a handful of days when the cafe has to close, due to a mid-week wedding or other private function. These dates are listed here
STEAMING SUNDAYS: 10.30am-5pm, last entry 3.30pm
From 2nd April until 29th October, we are open most Sundays (and some others days, click here to see when) for steam train rides and lots more... CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE
PLAN YOUR VISIT:
Our Steaming Season 2023 runs from 2nd April until 29th 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 Café. Our Steaming Days/Special Events are on most 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
CLICK HERE to see our Virtual Tour!
CLICK HERE for our calendar of events for 2023
Please be aware that there are ever-changing traffic management systems in place around Quainton. Please check one.network before your visit, for up to date information on road closures and delays that may affect your journey. The main one being the bridge closure on Station Road - read on:
Please note that the bridge near our entrance has been closed since August 2022. This means you have to approach us from the centre of Quainton village:
Coming from Aylesbury: Come through the Berryfields development and directly into Quainton. After the village green on your right, turn left down Station Road, although it will say Station Road is closed, but the closure is beyond our entrance.
Coming from Bicester: Turn left off the A41 at the traffic lights before Waddesdon. Then, at the bridge where the road is closed, follow the diversion to the left through the HS2 works. Follow Snake Lane rund until the T-junction. Turn right and come into Quainton village. You can then turn right down Station Road after the primary school, although it will say Station Road is closed, the closure is beyond our entrance.
Coming from The Claydons: Come through Botolph Claydon, into Quainton and turn right down Station Road just after the primary school, although it will say Station Road is closed, the closure is beyond our entrance.
Coming from Whitchurch: Come through Whitchurch, Oving and Pitchcott and turn right at the crossroads and come into Quainton village. After the village green on your right, turn left down Station Road, although it will say Station Road is closed, the closure is beyond our entrance.
PURCHASE OF NEW LOCO PECKETT no.1370 'MAY'
Peckett 0-4-0ST Class R2, no.1370, built 1915
Over the last few years, we have very kindly received legacies from a few members. We wanted to ensure that these legacies were used towards an enduring, visible and fitting tribute. To this end, we have purchased a new locomotive, Peckett 1370, affectionately named 'May'. This is an exciting addition to our Steam Fleet!
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
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 moved it from one part of the site to another... find out how and why!
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