Visitor Info

Accessibility Statement
Admission
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Collections
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Events
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Links
Location
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Wheel Chairs
Accessibility Statement

Our Accessibility statement is available to download in both PDF and Word format for you to view on any device. Please click the relevant version you wish to view.

For pictures of the accessibility facilities at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway and other Lake District Estates attractions click here.

Admission

Entry to the Ravenglass Railway Museum is FREE, though we rely on visitor donations to remain open and develop.

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Café

Hot and cold drinks, meals and snacks are available from the café on Platform 1 of Ravenglass R&ER station when the railway is operating.

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Car Park

Approx. 80 spaces in tarmac car park. Disabled spaces available outside museum. Charges £1.00 first hour or £3.50 all day.

Collections

Our collections hold around 6,000 artefacts of every size and shape from locomotives to beermats, plus a photographic archive of over 10,000 images.

For more information about our Collections and to view our objects and photographic collections, please visit our Collections Page

We welcome research enquiries by appointment

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Dogs

Guide Dogs only are permitted within the Museum. There is a ‘Dog Station’ outside with Dog parking and water, and dogs are welcome on R&ER trains and outdoor spaces.

Donate

Ravenglass Railway Museum is a registered charity, no.505295. We rely on the support and generosity of the public to enable the Museum to remain open and developing.

Events

To view and book upcoming events at Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway, please click the following button to be directed to their website’s event page.

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Exhibitions

To view information about our permanent and temporary exhibitions, please visit our Exhibitions Page

Families

Kids in Museums Logo

We welcome families, though children must be accompanied by an adult at all times

As members of Kids in Museums we have a firm commitment to creating a safe, welcoming museum for family learning and play. You can read the Kids in Museums manifesto HERE

 

 

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Food & Drink

Food and drink is not allowed in the museum owing to the need to protect our historic objects

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Gifts

Are available from the R&ER gift shop

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Group Bookings

We welcome group bookings and can provide tours of the museum and behind the scenes on the railway.

Our group offers can be tailored to suit your particular requirements.

We also offer a programme of talks about aspects of the railway’s history.

To discuss a potential booking please get in touch

Group Bookings at Ravenglass Railway Museum
Group Bookings at Ravenglass Railway Museum
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Hire the Museum

The Museum space is available for private bookings – please contact us for details

Links

If you are interested in the museum and the local area, here are some relevant links. The museum is not responsible for the content of these websites.

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Preservation Society

Millom Discovery Centre

West Cumberland Railway Museum

Cumbrian Railways Association

Heywood Society

Location

Visit our Location Page to view map and details on how to get here.

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Opening Times

We are open 10am – 5pm daily February half-term to October half-term and throughout winter when the Railway is running.

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Photography

Still photography is welcome for personal and not commercial use unless by prior arrangement

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Toilets

There are toilets including wheelchair-accessible and baby-change facilities on Platform 1 of Ravenglass R&ER station c150m from the museum.

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What can I touch?

Several of our locomotives and carriages can be touched or climbed on, but can be sharp or dirty and visitors do so entirely at their own risk

Wheel Chairs

The museum displays are fully wheelchair accessible. Part of the museum is accessed via an internal ramp.

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