Elham Valley Railway Museum – Line Trust
near Folkestone, Kent
Average time spent – 2-3+ hours.
Things to do at Elham Valley Railway Museum review
The Elham Valley Railway was a hidden gem that we visited on a whim after seeing its sign whilst on our way to Walmer Castle. A quick Google later and we headed there on our way home. We probably spent a couple of hours at the railway and I would have spent longer looking at the exhibits if the children hadn’t been so fixated on the other attractions!
The visit begins with purchasing your tickets at George’s Barn. Inside you can find out about the history of the Barn and see a range of farming implements and homeware. There is also a craft section to the Barn which allows you to watch a range of crafting such as wood carving and flower arranging. Items are also available to purchase.
A short walk along the Tangled Trail and you arrive at the railway museum. There is also an engine and a signal box that children (and adults) can go in. There are model railway displays and information about the construction of the nearby Eurotunnel.
The main attraction for us was the miniature train ride. There is an extra charge for this but it was well worth it (we had to go on twice!) as it was so lovely with things to spot on your way round. In summer their garden area is beautifully tranquil to enjoy refreshments. The staff were all pleasant and helpful, engaging with the children and full of information about other local places of interest.
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Important Information Elham Valley Railway Museum
Eating – There is a tea-room serving hot and cold food and drinks.
Facilities in brief – George’s barn with farming exhibition, crafts, railway museum and signal box. Model railways and miniature train rides. There are toilets, a shop and a cafe.
Entry price – *Cheap.
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Cheap – an adult ticket costs just £3.50 and £2.50 for a child under 16. Miniature train rides cost extra.
Opening: The Elham valley railway museum is open from late March, it is then only open on weekends and bank holidays. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dog friendly? Dogs are welcome on a lead except for in the cafe
Information on accessibility – There is no information available
Address: Peene, Folkestone CT18 8AZ, Kent, England. Phone: 01303 273014
Category – Railway museum – Indoors and outdoors – suitable for all ages.
Guest post written by Laura, writer at www.loopyloulaura.com
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