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Start: 29/06/2024 End: 30/06/2024

New for 2024! The Midland Railway – Butterley is hosting it first Civil War, living history weekend on the 29th and 30th June.

Thomas Lord Grey’s of the Sealed Knot invites you to step off the train and into the English civil war.

Visit the living history camp with music from the time, taking visitors back to 17th Century England. Meet Soldiers from Lord Greys and experience what it was like to be a musketeer or pikeman and have a go on the drums.

Children can get involved too and have a lesson with a musket and pike with their own kids drill!

At 11.50, 1.30 watch Lord Grey’s drill display with firing muskets At 3pm you will be able to watch a small skirmish where Lord Grey’s troops find a royalist camp!!!  Which side will you choose? 

Trains Depart From Butterley At: TBA

Also open at Swanwick Junction, the Museum Complex, where you will be able to visit the Demonstration Signal Box, Victorian Railwayman’s Church and the Country Park. Other attractions may also be open.

Deeley’s Tearoom will be open in Swanwick Junction Station serving drinks, light snacks and ice cream. We also have Tom Said Micropub visiting with a range of beers and gins to enjoy.

Trains return from Swanwick Junction at:  TBA

Please note that this event may have loud bangs from the muskets


Ticket TypeWith Gift AidWithout Gift Aid
Over 60£16.50£15.00
Child (aged 3-15)£8.75£8.00
Child (under 3)FreeFree
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 3 – 15)£45.25£41.50

Parking at Butterley Station is FREE.


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.