Our Steaming Season for 2023 runs from Sunday 2nd April until Sunday 29th October.
Sundays: We are open most Sundays (from April until the end of October) for visitors to enjoy steam train rides, visit the Railway Museum, miniature and model railways and stunning Visitor Centre with Railway Cafe and gift shop. You can also enjoy wandering around 25 acres of Railwayland.
We are also open on certain other days throughout the year - 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, like A Day Out WIth Thomas on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October!
Mid-week: During the week, only the Visitor Centre, Railway Café and gift shop are open - see below for more details. (Open Monday to Friday 9.30am-2pm).
WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK:
Monday 2nd October: CAFE CLOSED
Tuesday 3rd - Friday 6th October: Railway Café only, open 9.30am-2pm. Free entry - see below.
Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October: DAY OUT WITH THOMAS! 10.30am-5pm.
WHAT'S ON NEXT WEEK:
Monday 9th - Thursday 12th October: Railway Café only, open 9.30am-2pm. Free entry - see below.
Friday 13th October: Closed for a private function
Saturday 14th October: Closed for wedding
Sunday 15th October: Steaming Day! 10.30am-5pm. (No need to pre-book).
HOW TO BUY TICKETS:
CLICK HERE TO BOOK General Steaming Days (although pre-booking on these days is not essential).
CLICK HERE TO BOOK Special Event Tickets e.g. Thomas, Halloween and PANTO EXPRESS!
CLICK HERE TO BUY & REDEEM Gift Vouchers
CLICK HERE TO BUY Season Tickets NEW FOR 2023!
Brand new Halloween Spooktacular event - BOOK NOW!
The Panto Express 2023 - Tickets on sale now!
Click here for more details...
Day Out With Thomas: Click here to buy tickets
Thomas & Friends will be back on 7th & 8th October!
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
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
Interested in getting married at our stunning wedding venue?
Click here for more details. For a wedding brochure, email Emma Toth at firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling all Car Clubs!
Want somewhere to meet or rally to with your cars? We offer the perfect location!
We have a great area for you to meet with your cars, and we have a well-priced cafe, and a fabulous heritage railway you can wander around. Let our visitors admire your cars! We have a suggested (but certainly not obligatory) donation of £6 per car, which includes entry into the railway, including steam train rides etc - why not bring the whole family. Call us on 01296 655720 or email office@bucksrailcentre,org to book your rally today!
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
HS2 Roadworks and Station Road Bridge Closure:
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.
We're so sorry for the constant diversions, and appreciate every single one of you who continues to battle through them to support us - thank you so much!
Long-term Diversion August 2022 ongoing
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 round 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.
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
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!