Great Central Railway Nottingham
Average visit time – 2-3+ hours
Things to do at Great Central Railway Nottingham review
The Great Central Railway Nottingham, otherwise known as the GCRN, is a transport museum with heritage train rides in Nottinghamshire. The trains run from the southside of the village of Ruddington with return trips to Loughborough and back. It takes in 10 miles of beautiful scenery from Nottinghamshire to Leicestershire.
They run a varied schedule with both steam and diesel trains. Plus a whole host of annual special events many of which are just for families. All of their trains feature onboard catering with many services featuring a first-class buffet car.
The main station is Ruddington where there is a cafe, a fun narrow-gauge line operated by the NSMEE and a collection of historic buses. Plus there are three model railways. The main platform is alongside the Rushcliffe country park in Mere way. There are more facilities within the park including an excellent children’s play area.
Covid 19: Due to current restrictions not everything will be open, or it may be open differently to normal, at the attraction that you are visiting. Please consult their social media accounts, give them a call or visit their website if you can’t find the information you are looking for.
FAQ and Further Information Great Central Railway Nottingham
Address: Mere Way, Ruddington, Nottingham NG11 6JS, Nottinghamshire, England. Phone: 0115 940 5705
Category – Railway – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks at Ruddington Station plus the option for onboard food and drinks (in first class). You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Heritage railway from Nottinghamshire to Leicestershire with museum, miniature train rides, model railway, nearby country park with play area. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult standard return ticket costs £12, children 5-15 £6, under 5s are free. Family tickets £30, dogs £3.
Is there parking?
Car Parking available (Small refundable charge applies).
When are they open?
The Great Central Railway Nottingham runs a varied schedule throughout most of the year. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Dogs are welcome on the trains, they will need a ticket.
Are they accessible?
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