What Else Do We Offer?

At the Midland Railway – Butterley, there are many other activities for you to enjoy along side our main attractions. Why not have a look at the other activities and facilities that are available?

Footplate Experience

Did you ever dream of driving a full sized steam locomotive, or do you know someone whose ambition has always been to be at the controls of a steam locomotive? Then this is for you. Become a train driver for the day!

Catering Services

Why not try out our excellent catering services, have an afternoon tea or hold your children’s party here? The Midland Railway boasts three catering outlets enabling us to offer a wide range of catering services.

Guided Tours

Take a guided tour of the Midland Railway – Butterley and be a VIP for the day! Whilst every visitor is special, our tours give the personal touch to your visit and allow you and your group the chance to see behind the scenes.

Funerals & Wakes

We have a special trackside woodland burial ground, a place of peace and tranquility only interrupted by the sound of passing trains. If you wish, you can take your final journey by train. We aim to tailor this very important occasion to meet your exact requirements.

Schools’ Visits

The Midland Railway – Butterley offers a unique learning experience away from the classroom. Most visits are from children in Key Stages 1 and 2, but we are happy to discuss alternatives for older students.

Training & Testing

We work with a number of railway and training companies, who use the facilities on offer to train their employees/clients and to test/modify railway equipment.

Filming Facilities

We are able to provide period locomotives and rolling stock as well as interesting settings for filming requirements. We may be able to help you to find the perfect location.

Engineering Work Contracts

The Midland Railway – Butterley has facilities and expertise to undertake a range of engineering work and specialise in Carriage and DMU Restoration.