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Step back in time and experience Midland style and travel as it would have been over 100 years ago, as the restored vintage carriages are brought out of the museum to operate train services for visitors.

Midland Railway Trust volunteers will be on the vintage trains in period costume to add to the atmosphere and answer your questions and for children there’s a special vintage themed I-Spy competition. Plus, the newly renovated for 2021 beach at Swanwick!

The First Victorian Train will leave Butterley at:  TBC

Visitors in Victorian costume travel at half price. All of the usual attractions will be open.

Please note: Passengers travelling on the later departure from Butterley will not have time to explore the Swanwick Junction museum complex.

The narrow gauge Golden Valley Light Railway will be also be running trains today using the historic Ashover Light Railway Carriage No.4 for which a separate fare is payable.


Today’s train fares:                                                  With Gift Aid                Without Gift Aid

Adult                                                                                        £16.50                                £15.00
Over 60                                                                                   £15.50                                £14.00
Child (aged 5-16)                                                                    £8.25                                 £7.50
Child (under 5)                                                                       Free                                      Free
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5 – 15)          £41.25                                 £37.50

Parking at Butterley Station is FREE.

About Gift Aid

Gift Aid is available to UK tax payers, enabling the Midland Railway Trust to reclaim 25% of the amount paid from the government. Gift Aid visitors will receive vouchers to spend in the shops and buffets as a thank you for payment by this method. This represents excellent value for the visitor as well as benefiting the Midland Railway Trust.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, our events may be subject to last minute changes/cancellations. We recommend that you check the website closer to the event to avoid any disappointment.