On operational days there is plenty to explore and enjoy at the Swanwick Junction Museum Complex: West Shed Experience (Railway Museum), Demonstration Signal Box, Victorian Railwayman’s Church and Country Park are always open, plus there many other attractions for the whole family. The Golden Valley Light Railway (GVLR) and Butterley Park Miniature Railway are based here too. Limited refreshments are available from Deeleys Tearoom and there is plenty of space for picnics.
The Matthew Kirtley Museum is temporarily closed to the public.
The normal route to visit this important part of the Midland Railway – Butterley is via a trip on a heritage train. On alighting from the train you can either walk through the booking hall of the station building or around the outside of the building and into the museum complex. We usually recommend around 3 hours for your visit.