About us

The Ravenglass Railway Museum Trust was established to ensure the preservation of artefacts relating to the railway as well as other local exhibits and objects of historic interest. The Museum tells the story of the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway’s rich heritage and its interaction with the valleys along which it operates. We do this by collecting and conserving artefacts which represent the history of the area and the local railways from 1875 to the present, and displaying them for the benefit of local people, visitors to the Lake District National Park and interested people world-wide.

The Museum is open daily from March to October and at other times in the winter when the Railway is running. It also makes its collection available to the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Company (RER) for gala and other special events and lends items in its collection to other narrow gauge railways and museums (including the National Railway Museum) on special occasions.

The museum is currently undergoing redevelopment with assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund and is likely to be closed at points throughout the 2016 season. Please contact the museum on 01229 717171 or  before making a visit. The railway will be operating as normal.

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