Other Tours and Charters 2017-01-25T08:58:14+00:00

Other Tours and Charters

Whilst every visitor to the Midland Railway – Butterley is special, our tours give the personal touch to your visit and allow you and your group the chance to see behind the scenes.

Standard Group Tours

Standard group tours operate on any operational day, with the exception of some special events.

Your party assembles at Butterley Station for an introduction to the Midland Railway – Butterley before boarding the train to Swanwick Junction. You will have a guided tour of the Matthew Kirtley Building (approximately one hour). You can then ride the Golden Valley Light Railway. Catering can be provided to suit your group’s requirements.  You will then have the option to explore other aspects of the museum complex independently before re-joining the train to return to Butterley Station. Please note that sensible footwear is recommended!

Please contact us to discuss your requirements and get a quotation.

Special Group Tours

Special group tours are operated during the daytime throughout the year on non-operational days or on  most evenings between 1st May and 31st August.  You will be introduced to the Midland Railway – Butterley, have a guided tour of the Swanwick Junction Museum Complex, with a particular focus on the Matthew Kirtley Building, lasting approximately one hour.  You have the option to charter your own train for a full trip along the line or simply to have a tour.  There is also an option to travel on the Golden Valley Light Railway.  Catering can be provided to suit your group’s requirements.   Please note that sensible footwear is recommended!

Please contact us to discuss your requirements and to get a quotation.

Group Travel Options

We also offer the opportunity for group travel operators to include the Midland Railway – Butterley in their itineraries on any day when trains are operating.  A trip on a train typically takes an hour, but there are options to combine this with a visit to the Swanwick Junction Museum Complex (with or without a guide), afternoon tea in Swanwick Junction Station, or a variety of other options to suit your requirements.

Please contact us to discuss those requirements and to receive a quotation.

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