Ribble Steam Railway and Museum
Near Preston, Lancashire
Average visit time – 2-3 hours
Things to do at Ribble Steam Railway and Museum review
The Ribble Steam Railway is a standard gauge preserved railway near Preston in Lancashire. It runs along Preston Docks and is home to a collection of railway based items from a previously closed museum in Southport. The line was reopened as a tourist railway in 2005 after it fell into disuse when the docks closed.
They have a large collection of steam engines both indoors and outdoors. The museum houses one of the largest collections in the country. There are many locomotives and vehicles. You can travel through history from 1865 to the early 2000s with their displays and locomotives. There is also a workshop with a viewing area.
The three-mile return trip train ride includes crossing a dock swing bridge which is a unique feature on their line. The journey takes you along the bank of the River Ribble where you can enjoy views of the City of Preston. Mr Ribble’s Family Playground is suitable for children age 2-10 years. It is a relatively new play area with some cute pieces of play equipment.
The railway runs a variety of special events throughout the year.
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FAQ and Further Information Ribble Steam Railway and Museum
Address: Chain Caul Rd, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston PR2 2PD, Lancashire, England. Phone: 01772 728800
Category – Railway – Mostly Indoors – Suitable for all ages
Is there food and drink available?
There is a tearoom serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Heritage railway with a return train ride near Preston, large railway museum, events and a playground. There are toilets and a tea room.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket costs £8, children 3-15 £5, under 5s are free. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.
Is there parking?
There is free car parking adjacent to the Railway Centre entrance.
When are they open?
The Ribble Steam Railway runs a varied schedule. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Dogs are welcome on a short lead.
Are they accessible?
The railway states that they have full disabled facilities and easy access to all area.