Next Open Days - 24/25 Oct

Guest Loco : Coal Tank No. 1054 & others tba
Locos In Steam & On Display
Passenger Shuttle Rides (free with admission)
Locomotive Cavalcades & Line Ups
Turntable & Other Demonstrations
Meet TLW & VT staff : Workshop Visits
Catch up with 7029 Clun Castle overhaul
Trade & Society Stands
Attractions - see more details >
Getting There - by Road & Rail >



Open Days Introduction

All attractions subject to confirmation and availability

Our Autumn Open Days take place 24/25 October 2015.

We will have all of the usual train rides on the museum's demonstration line, turntable demonstrations, and locomotive cavalcades.

You can also take the opportunity to meet and talk with members of the team from Tyseley Locomotive Works & Vintage Trains, and to view current restoration work being undertaken on a wide variety of projects inside our new workshop facility.

The event will also give you an opportunity to catch up with all the latest progress on our major initiative to complete the very comprehensive overhaul of our flagship locomotive 7029 “Clun Castle”, and to return it to the main line.

As the date draws nearer, please check this web site for up to date details of the event, and guest engines.


Pay on the day - Cash and cheques only.
Tickets on sale at the entrance gate.

Car Park Open & Ticket Sales Commence - 09:00

Admission to Site - 10:00 (until 16:00)

Event Closes - 17:00

Adult - £15

Child (under 15 years) - free
(see note 1)

Vintage Trains Society Members - £5
(see note 2)

1. All children MUST be accompanied.

2. To obtain a ticket at the discounted price, VTS members must apply in person at the Open Day and show their current valid membership card.

To join (or rejoin) Vintage Trains Society:

- Download an application form, complete and send with your subscription to the Membership Secretary.
- Please allow sufficient time for the postal service, processing and return of your membership card.
- VTS Membership Application Form - Click here

Dogs & Pets

We are happy to accomodate dogs for the disabled by prior notice. No other dogs or pets are allowed.

Disabled Access

Some access limitations apply for the disabled.


We are arranging the following hot & cold food:

• All Day Breakfast (Pullman Car)

• Tea/Coffee and Cakes (Buffet Car)

• Hot Dogs

• Ice Creams

Subject to confirmation and availability

Guest Locos

6201 Princess Elizabeth
On turntable - October 2011 : Dennis Swaby

Locos In Steam & On Display

Loco line up around turntable
GWR locomotive line up
Around turntable - June 2008 : Brian Wilson

Locomotive Cavalcades

4965 Rood Ashton Hall, 7752 (L94), 9600
4965 Rood Ashton Hall, 7752 (L94), 9600
October 2012 : Paul Barber

Turntable Demonstrations

5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe
Turning - June 2010 : Michael Whitehouse

Meet TLW & VT staff : Workshop Visits

7029 chassis in Works
Works Viewing Gallery
Clun Castle chassis - June 2010 : Clive Hanley





Tyseley Collection Locos

5043 & 4965
4965 and 5043
Passenger Engines - June 2010 : Jim Sparks

Passenger Shuttle Rides

Tyseley Pannier 9600
Visitor shuttles - June 2012 : Clive Hanley

Line Ups

6201 and 5593
Flashback to '1B Camden'
LMS Princess & Jubilee - June 2010 : Clive Hanley

Other Demonstrations

Demonstration Freight
Tyseley Industrial Loco Peckett No 1
Demonstration Freight - Oct 2009 : Brian Wilson

Run Pasts

47580 & Passenger Shuttle
9600 passes viewing area
47580 on display - Oct 2009 : Brian Wilson





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