Visit Us & What’s On

We are now closed until our Santa Special events on 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th December. This is a pre-book event only and tickets will be available from early October.  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 have now been able to add an additional Steam Railway Day on 12th September, see What’s On page.

Above is our planned programme for 2021 as of latest Government announcements. 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 and indeed, bringing in many outsiders to the village of Wetheringsett.  

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.

However, our successful pre-booked compartment system evidenced by December’s Santa Specials and Middy in the War Years, mean we are able to open safely and 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.

More events coming soon...


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