Johnson’s Buffet & Allport’s Emporium2018-11-07T10:39:29+01:00

Johnson’s Buffet

Johnson’s Buffet is open on operational days excluding Santa Specials and dates in late December and early January. It is also open at other times, subject to demand – please contact us to check availability.

Serving filled rolls, delicious cakes, light lunches, afternoon tea and a variety of snacks and hot and cold drinks, it also offers a special menu for younger visitors.

Please note: On some operational days this service is offered in the Deeley Function Room and Johnson’s Buffet may be closed.

For more information about the range of catering options, please click here.

Historical note: Johnson’s Buffet is named after Samuel Waite Johnson, Midland Railway’s Chief Mechanical Engineer from 1873 to 1903.

 Allport’s Emporium

Allport’s Emporium souvenir shop is located in the main Swanwick Junction Station building and offers a selection of chilled drinks, chocolates, crisps and ice creams in addition to a selection of souvenirs .  A wider choice of souvenirs is available from the shop at Butterley Station.

Historical note:  Allport’s emporium is named after Sir James Allport who became General Manager of the Midland Railway in October 1853 and Chairman of the Board of Directors in 1880.

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