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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

Easter Steam Up

12 Apr 2020 - 13 Apr 2020

Steaming into Spring at The Mid Suffolk Light Railway

The first big weekend of the 2020 season at The Middy, Suffolk’s only standard gauge preserved railway is the Easter Steam-Up Sunday April 12th and Monday 13th April.

Together with steam train rides in genuine Victorian 4-wheeled coaches, all the railway and museum facilities including the museum, shop, café and Restoration Shed and the Middy’s real ale bar coach, The Kitchener Arms, will be open for business. PLUS there will be Easter Bunny hunts for younger visitors – a great day out for families and railfans alike.

Bar Open

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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