Now reopen after major works, the Museum preserves the historic collection of the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, from locomotives and rolling stock to small objects telling the story of the line.
The Museum tells the story of the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway’s rich heritage and its interaction with the valleys along which it operates.
The Ravenglass Railway Museum Trust was established to preserve artefacts relating to the railway, other local exhibits and objects of historic interest.
We collect and conserve artefacts representing the area’s heritage and the region’s railways from 1875 to the present, displaying them for the interest of locals, visitors and interested parties world-wide.
Now open again after major building work and revision and re-presentation of its contents, the museum opens daily March to October and at other times in the winter when the Railway is running. It also lends its collection available to the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Company for steam galas and other special events. On special occasions it also loans items from its collection to other museums (including the National Railway Museum) and other heritage narrow gauge railways.
Entry is free but donations are always welcome to maintain this important collection for the future.