Step 150 years back in time

Ravenglass Railway Museum tells the story of the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, affectionately known as the ‘Ratty’. Located at Ravenglass station on the Cumbrian coast, the museum re-opened in 2017 after a comprehensive Heritage Lottery funded re-development and houses a collection of artefacts ranging from steam locomotives and carriages right down to tickets, uniforms and models. Through exciting displays and hands-on interactive features, visitors can experience 150 years of the R&ER as well as the origins of the historic Roman port of Ravenglass and iron-ore mining in Eskdale.

Entry to the museum is FREE. We are open daily from February half-term to October half-term and throughout winter when the Railway is running.

Some of our locomotive collection can be found operating at Ravenglass in the summer months (please call for availability) as well as visiting other narrow-gauge railways and museums.

Your Journey Starts Here!

Ravenglass Railway Museum Exterior



NEWS July 2022

We recently installed some new blinds in our train shed that not only look fabulous but that will also help us to manage temperature and light in the museum. We were able to do this thanks to funding from the Low Carbon Lake District Fund. Not only will these help us to protect the objects we care for in this area of the museum but they will also reduce the need for us to use fans to cool the area, making it a greener option.
We would like to say a big thank you to the Lake District Foundation and its supporters who deliver this funding programme. Find out more about our project and others supported by the foundation here.
The Low Carbon Lake District Fund is a comprehensive programme to help tackle climate change working in partnership with local businesses and communities.
Delivered by The Lake District Foundation, the Fund is led by Lake District National Park, other key partners include the National Trust, South Lakeland District Council and Cumbria Tourism.
Nearly 50 projects have been supported with their low carbon schemes which has included funding for solar panels, air source heat pumps, insulation, LED lighting and energy management systems.

The Museum Needs You!

We are always on the look out for volunteers to get involved and of course donations are gratefully received.