Visit Us & What’s On

We run our trains every weekend throughout May – September with our Steam Railway Days (Sunday only). We also run event weekends dispersed amongst the season. See details of all events below.


The 2020 programme is shown below, but is subject to change and cancellation due to the Coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak. More details will be shown on these pages as the situation develops.

8th May – VE Day Celebration – CANCELLED

9th & 10th May – Middy in the War Years – POSTPONED TO 15TH & 16TH AUGUST (To be confirmed)

24th & 25th May – Everything Goes – Steam & Diesel – CANCELLED

31st May – Steam Railway Day – CANCELLED

7th June – Steam Railway Day – CANCELLED

14th June – Steam Railway Day – CANCELLED

The following events are subject to cancellation or postponement as required by Government advice. 

21st June – Steam Railway Day & Father’s Day

28th June – Steam Railway Day & East Anglian Practical Classics

5th July – Steam Railway Day and Land Rover Day

12th July – Steam Railway Day

19th July – Steam Railway Day

26th July – Steam Railway Day  & Norfolk & Suffolk Narrow Gauge Modellers

2nd August – Steam Railway Day

9th August – Steam Railway Day

15th & 16th August – VJ Day 75 & Middy in the War Years

23rd August – Steam Railway Day

30th & 31st August – Model Mania & Hornby Collectors

5th & 6th September – Country Railway Gala

5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th December – Santa Specials

1st January – New Year’s Steam & Light

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

Steam Railway Day – CANCELLED

7 Jun 2020 - 7 Jun 2020


All the Middy facilities will be open from 10.30 and steam trains running from 11.00.

Normal Middy prices


Bar Open

Steam Railway Day – CANCELLED

14 Jun 2020 - 14 Jun 2020


All the Middy facilities will be open from 10.30 with steam trains running from 11.00.


Normal Middy prices

Bar Open

Steam Railway & Fathers Day – to be confirmed

21 Jun 2020 - 21 Jun 2020

Fathers Day is also Suffolk Day and there are few better places in the County to really get the feel of old Suffolk and its slower pace of rural life

A great day for enjoying all the Middy has to offer with steam trains, Museum, cafe and real ale bar.

There will also be extra action on the line with demonstrations of how goods was moved in the first half of the 20th century.

Normal Middy prices


Real Ale Event

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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