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Victorian Trains to the Seaside


Start: 24/08/2024 End: 26/08/2024

Join us over the Bank Holiday Weekend (24th – 26th August) and step back in time to experience travel as it would have been over 100 years ago. The restored vintage carriages will be brought out of the museum and steam hauled for visitors to enjoy a taste of rail travel of the past.

Midland Railway Trust volunteers will be on the 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.

Visitors in Victorian costume travel at half price (on the day tickets only)

When you arrive at Swanwick, the beach will be open and Deeley’s Victorian Tearooms will be serving drinks, snacks and cream teas.

Explore the Complex at Swanwick Junction, where you will be able to visit the children’s play area, Victorian Railwayman’s Church, the West Shed and the Country Park. Other attractions may also be open.  (Please note that this is not possible on and after 3.25pm departure.)

Todays Train FareWith Gift AidWithout Gift Aid
Over 60£15.50£14.00
Child (aged 3-15)£8.25£7.50
Child (2 and under)FreeFree
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 3 – 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.