Midland Railway - Butterley features 3.5 miles of line, Butterley Station, which is the main entrance and a large museum complex at Swanwick Junction.


“It is a day out for the whole family with model and miniature railways and a country park as well as steam and diesel locomotives operating and a host of other attractions.”


On running days. facilities and attractions are available from 30 minutes before the first train leaves Butterley.  

On non-running days the Matthew Kirtley Building (Railway Museum), ‘West Shed Experience’, Demonstration Signal Box and Victorian
Railwayman's Church are available and these are open from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Motive power will be selected from our collection of heritage steam and diesel locomotives and DMUs locomotives (with, for some events, appearances by visiting locos).

To enquire about the motive power being used on the day of your proposed visit please call our information line on 01773 570140 or contact us here.

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Butterley Station (Overview)

The entrance to the Midland Railway - Butterley is at Butterley Station, there is no other public entrance. When you arrive at Butterley Station you may not notice that the building you see today is not the original. This was demolished following closure of the railway. The Midland Railway Trust has rebuilt the platforms and moved a station building stone by stone from Whitwell, in North Derbyshire.

Swanwick Junction (Overview)

There is lots to see and do at the Swanwick Junction Complex. You can get there on a train or by walking on the footpath from Butterley Station. The Railway Museum, West Shed Experience, Country Park, Demonstration Signal Box and Victorian Railwayman's Church are open most days for you to visit and explore.




Country Park (Overview)

From the Swanwick Junction Complex you can access the 35 acre Country Park and enjoy a peaceful walk along its network of footpaths. There is a wide range of wildlife areas and great views of passing trains. At the far end of the park is the woodland burial ground.

Ticket & Entrance Information

Entrance to the Midland Railway - Butterley at your starting point (Butterley Station), is free (although we would appreciate any donation you care to give).

The cost of train rides depends on the event being run and varies from £10.00 to £15.50 per adult (discounts are available for the over 60s) and from £5.00 to £7.75 per child (age 5 to 16). Family tickets (2 adults and 3 children under 16 years old) are available from £25.00 to £38.75.

Tickets are valid all day (except for Santa Specials). There is a supplement of £1.00 (adult) and 50p (child) for 1st Class travel (when available).
“The highlight of any visit to Midland Railway - Butterley is the Museum at the Swanwick Junction Complex where you alight from your train for a full day out”

“Every visit is different, with some attractions open on certain days and Locomotives and Rolling Stock being moved.”

“Sometimes you can see special visitors,  a vintage Steam Loco or a historic Diesel Loco.”

We operate standard and narrow gauge railways with both steam and diesel passenger trains. Our Swanwick Junction Complex has a museum focused on the Midland Railway and Midland Railway buildings as well as a large collection of steam and diesel locomotives.

……..Plus much, much more

……..Plus much, much more

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