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




We recently found out that we have been awarded a grant through the Arts Council England Emergency Response fund! We are extremely grateful to receive this funding which is only possible thanks to the #NationalLottery and its players. This will help us and many other museums like us to get through these challenging times. THANK YOU!

Arts Council England

The Museum Needs You!

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