Attraction in Cottesmore
The Museum is based on the ironstone quarrying heritage of Rutland and
the East Midlands and sets out to portray a typical quarry system as it
would have operated from around 1950 to the late 1970's when the industry
The Museum's open air site hosts a large collection of steam and diesel locomotives, wagons and vans together with drag lines and excavators. There is also an indoor Museum telling the story of ironstone quarrying in the area and of the giant dragline "Sundew", at its time the largest dragline in the World. Cafe available for drinks and snacks plus small gift shop.
Special public events:
July 4th & 5th - Vintage Vehicle weekend
Aug 16th - 30th Steam Anniversary
Aug 30th & 31st - Model railway & engineering weekend + steam trains
Sept 13th - Sponsors steam day
Oct 25th - Half Term steam day
Dec 19th, 20th & 22nd - Santa Steam specials
Pre booked steam and diesel driving experiences available and shorter driving experiences on operating days may be available.
See website www.rutlandrailwaymuseum.org.uk
Months Open: Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, 10.30am to 5.00pm for general viewing.
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes - Please pre-book
Admission Price: Steam Days: Adults: £5
Children over 5: £3
Catering: Refreshments on steam days
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