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The 2019 season is now finished except for the Santa Specials, which are fully booked and no tickets are available at the ticket office on the day. But we have opened a waiting list for cancellations. Please visit the Santa bookings page for more information.


The 2020 programme is shown right and more details will be shown on these pages closer to operating dates.

Trains on operating days will be steam hauled unless stated otherwise. Our museum, shop, refreshment room, model railway and our real ale bar, the Kitchener Arms will all normally be open on train operating days.

Normal entry prices: adult £10.00, child (under 16) £5.00, concession £8.00, family (2+2) £25.00, (except special events and Santa Specials).

Opening times are 10.30am – 5pm*. Trains typically run every 20 minutes on operating days with a break for train crew lunch between 1.00 and 2.00p.m, though this may vary for some special events.

*Train service commences at 11.00 and the last return train times may vary between 3.30 and 4.30. 

For latest information on times and prices check the What’s On pages.

Find Us

You can find us at;
Brockford Station, Wetheringsett, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5PW. The MSLR Museum and Station is just off the A140 Ipswich (14 miles) to Norwich (28 miles) Road. Look for the Mendlesham TV mast and then follow the brown signs.

Accessibility, parking and wheelchair access

We do our best to accommodate you and your needs and if you have any queries do not hesitate to contact us.

Parking is normally in a field adjacent to the site but disabled parking is available on the station forecourt providing a short and easy level access to the museum buildings and trains.

Wheelchair access is available to all the museum buildings and toilets and wheelchairs can normally be carried on the trains. A wheelchair is also available on site. Note that some parts of the site are not accessible for a wheelchair due to uneven terrain. The site is subject to a periodic disabled access survey.

What’s On

Santa Specials 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd December

7 Dec 2019 - 22 Dec 2019

Back by popular demand with 6 days to choose from this year. The perennial treat for children up to 10. A steam train ride on the Santa Special to North Pole Halt for an individual visit to to Santa in his Magic Brakevan. A present for every child , children’s entertainment and a mince pie and a drink for everyone.

Advanced booking only at or call 01473 890622.

£12.50 per person pre-booked only.


New Year’s Day Steam & Light

1 Jan 2020 - 1 Jan 2020

The First open day at the Middy is new year’s day as usual, but during this new year we will be opening at 10.30, so that visitors can be ready for the first train of the day 11.00.

In addition to your first steam train ride of the year the Historical Lamp Society will be staging a fascinating display of oil lamps dating from mid- Victorian times in our Restoration Shed, which provides a perfect setting for their collections as seen and used in lowly work places to the grand houses of the age.


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 and/or MTC cannot be held responsible for any disappointment or inconvenience caused by any amendments or cancellations to services made at short notice.


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