Visit Us & What’s On

All of our events will remain Covid aware and compliant with current guidelines.

Please take a few moments to read the Visitor Information page

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.

2024 Events Programme

12th May – Steam Railway & Eastern Counties Motor Club Day
26th/27th May – Middy in the 1940s *
2nd June – Steam Railway Day & Old Ram Vintage Tractor Club visit
9th June – Steam Railway & ’0’ Gauge Models Day
16th June – Steam Railway & Art Exhibition Day*
23rd June – Steam Railway & East Anglian Practical Classics Day
30th June Steam Railway & Vintage Bus Day *
7th July – Steam Railway & Land Rover Day
14th July – Steam Railway & Museum History & Research Day Plus Harley Owners Group Iceni Chapter visit
21st July – Steam Railway & Suffolk Craft Fair
28th July – Steam Railway & Norfolk & Suffolk Narrow Gauge Modellers Day
4th August – Steam Railway & Mogfriends (Morgan) Car Club Day
11th August – Steam Railway & Big Bus Day *
18th August – Steam Railway & BMW & Royal Enfield Motor-cycles Day
25th/26th August – Model Mania & Hornby Collectors Club Days
1st September – ‘Everything Goes’ Day *
27th October – Steam Railway Day & Vintage & Bygones Exhibition & Fair *
7th/8th/14th/15th/21st/22nd December Santa Specials
1st January 2025 – New Year’s Steam Up & Historic Lighting Exhibition*

* NB Dates with an asterisk will have Eastern Counties Bus Preservation Group shuttle services from Stowmarket Station to and from the MSLR Station at Brockford.

Steam Railway and Suffolk Crafts Fair Day

21 Jul 2024 - 21 Jul 2024

Today we celebrate some of the old skills and techniques many of which were required for the running on Georgian steam railway. Some of our skilled volunteers who normally ply their trades in the Workshop or the Restoration Shed unobserved and unsung will be demonstrating how things work on the Middy. Over the years we have been able to take on more and more and now, all but the heaviest engineering challenges, as we have acquired the kit and the expertise to maintain our infrastructure and rolling stock.

There will be demonstrations of metal working in our Restoration Shed.

In the Workshop there will be demonstrations of wood turning and repairing our horse drawn vehicle.

A group of ‘bodgers’ will be demonstrating rustic furniture making in the exhibition marquee.

Soft toy making in the Model Railway coach.

Ex-Chairman John Stark will be giving his very popular guided tours starting at 1.00p.m.

And, as a normal steam railway day we will be running trains for you to ride as often as you like, plus the regular Middy attractions , Museum, tea room, real ale bar and souvenir shop plus this year’s additional feature, the USAAF 34th Bomb Group Museum. All at no extra cost!




Bar Open

Steam Railway and Norfolk & Suffolk Narrow Gauge Modellers Day

28 Jul 2024 - 28 Jul 2024

Today is the return visit of the Norfolk & Suffolk Narrow Gauge Modellers Group and the Middy site will be well populated with examples of their exquisite modelling skills. Shown (right) are a few of the many layouts from last year’s show.

Even with this additional activity, visitors can still enjoy the Middy and all its facilities with as many steam hauled rides in genuine Victorian Great Eastern Railway coaches as they like. And you will be able to visit the USAAF 34th Bomb Group Museum who are with us for the rest of the season.