Other Attractions 2017-01-26T16:17:34+00:00

Road Transport Gallery

The Road Transport Gallery is open on most days when trains are running. It houses a collection of buses and other fascinating road vehicles. The Gallery is run by the Midland Road Transport Group.

Please note: This attraction is operated by an independent organisation and the Midland Railway – Butterley cannot guarantee its opening days and times.

Midland General Bus at Road Transport Museum

Fork Truck Heritage Centre

The Fork Truck Heritage Centre houses a collection of historic fork lift trucks is usually open most weekends.

Please note: This attraction is operated by an independent organisation and the Midland Railway – Butterley cannot guarantee its opening days and times.

National Fork Truck Heritage Centre Building
National Fork Truck Heritage Centre

Stationary Power Display

The Stationary Power Building is usually open on Sundays and Bank Holidays and is located at the side of the Matthew Kirtley Building. It houses a large collection of machines from agriculture and industry, some of which have been restored to working condition.  On peak days one or more of these machines can be seen in operation.

Please note: This attraction is operated by an independent organisation and the Midland Railway – Butterley cannot guarantee its opening days and times.

Stationary Power Display Building
Stationary Power Display
Stationary Power Display

Historical Model Railway Society

The national headquarters of the Historical Model Railway Society (HMRS) contains a display area and shop; a Study Centre containing an extensive library, archive and reading rooms; and a secure archive store housing large collections of drawings and photographs.

The display area, containing a number of exhibition standard model railway layouts and other models, and shop are accessed via the Matthew Kirtley Building and are open to the general public on peak days.

The Study Centre is currently only available by appointment to HMRS Members and bona fide researchers conducting railway studies. Further details can be obtained from the Centre Manager on 01773 745959 or by e-mail studycentre-manager@hmrs.org.uk.

Please note: This attraction is operated by an independent organisation and the Midland Railway – Butterley cannot guarantee its opening days and times.

Historical Model Railway Society Swanwick
Historical Model Railway Society Building
Historical Model Railway Society Building

Model Railway

The layouts of the Swanwick Junction Model Railway Club are housed in the Swanwick Junction Gatehouse which is usually open most weekends and also on other days when trains are operating.

Please note: This attraction is operated by an independent organisation and the Midland Railway – Butterley cannot guarantee its opening days and times.

Butterley Model Railway Trains

Butterley Park Miniature Railway

A path leads from either side of the Matthew Kirtley Building up to the Butterley Park Miniature Railway. This line operates every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from Easter to the end of September. It is a 3.5″ and 5″ gauge line with a circuit of approximately one sixth of a mile.

The line is fully signalled using miniature examples of traditional railway signals controlled from a miniature Midland Railway signal box. You can enjoy a ride behind one of these excellent miniature locomotives at a nominal charge and enjoy the pleasure of this excellent line.

Please note: This attraction is operated by an independent organisation and the Midland Railway – Butterley cannot guarantee its opening days and times.

Butterley Park Miniature Railway
Butterley Park Miniature Railway
Butterley Park Miniature Railway Map
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