Take part in a range of exciting events
Located just outside Ripley, Derbyshire, the Midland Railway Butterley offers a great day out for all the family.
Railway museums and seaside trips
Take a vintage train ride into the Derbyshire countryside, before hopping off the train at Swanwick Junction to enjoy two railway museums, the Victorian Railwayman’s Church, the demonstration signal box, an outdoor play area for little ones, a country park and much more.
Throughout the year there are a host of special events for both families and rail enthusiasts, including the Diesel Gala, the Teddy Bears’ Weekend, the Transport Festival and trains to the seaside.
Travel on the Midland Railway
Except for certain events, your day ticket is valid for unlimited trips on the Midland Railway. Prices vary - check the calendar for details. There are small charges for the narrow gauge and miniature railways, but there's free admission to all attractions.
We run hourly regional services to Alfreton, the nearest mainline station. From Alfreton it's a 25 minute bus ride on the 9.1 or 9.3 bus to Butterley.