Visit Us & What’s On

We are now closed until our Santa Special events on 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th December. These are pre-booked events only. Tickets are available now and we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.  Please visit our Book Tickets page for updates.
These event will remain Covid aware and compliant with current guidelines.

Please take a few moments to read the Visitor Information page

We are pleased to say that the 2021 programme was a great success and all of the events during the summer happened smoothly and caused no particular unexpected problems, thanks mainly to the efforts of the Middy Events Team.

Above is our programme for 2022, which show a full range of activities starting New Year’s Day. Of course at present nothing can be guaranteed, but as things improve we will be doing our best to keep you informed through these pages. The main issues arising for the MSLR in terms of Covid-19 precautions and, as an accredited museum and registered charity, is maintaining hygiene and cleaning arrangements, plus the assessment and protection of members of the public and vulnerable volunteers.

The numerous practical control measures, particularly social distancing, have been very difficult to comply with, especially as the Middy is a unique part of British Railway history due to its heritage. The old railway had to be economic to run and much of the charm of the Middy is in the size and style of its vehicles and buildings.

We will continue to offer our successful pre-booking service through this web site and we are also open up for ‘walk in’ visitors again. However, we will continue to abide by Government guidelines for safe opening.  We look forward to seeing visitors back at the Middy and enjoying our unique railway experience.

Forthcoming Events

While the MSLR endeavours to provide the advertised service and motive power where possible, sometimes this may not be possible. Preserved locomotives and rolling stock can be temperamental, meaning late changes may occasionally be necessary. The MSLR cannot be held responsible for any disappointment or inconvenience caused by any amendments or cancellations to services made at short notice.

Santa Specials

4 Dec 2021 - 19 Dec 2021

The perennially popular Santa Specials will be back again in December, this year with six dates available on 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th December.

A magical treat for children up to 10 years old, with steam train rides form Brockford to ‘North Pole Halt’. Each child will meet Santa in his Christmas Guards Van and receives a present.

All bookings must be made in advance. Tickets are available on this site’s Book Tickets page.


Steam & Light Festival

1 Jan 2022 - 1 Jan 2022

Start the new year at the Steam & Light Festival at Suffolk’s only standard gauge preserved railway. Join us on January 1st for your first steam train ride and visit to the Historical Lighting Association’s display of fascinating vintage oil lamps dating from the Mid-Victorian era as seen everywhere from grand houses to practical work places.

The Middy provides a superb setting for vintage oil lamps and they perfectly compliment the Edwardian railway atmosphere of the MSLR.

For a Happy New Year book now via the Book Tickets page on this site.  Tickets will go on sale mid December 2021.

Adults £10.00, children under 16 £5.oo (under 3 free), families 2 + 2 £25.00


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