This hidden gem, only 40 minutes drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh, is located in the historic town of Bo’ness. Our friendly staff will welcome you aboard one of our heritage steam or diesel-hauled trains and wish you a pleasant journey. The train travels along the shore of the Firth of Forth with views of the majestic Ochil Hills, before climbing a tree-lined gradient, passing woodland, wild flowers and waterfalls to the country station of Birkhill. Alight here to take a stroll in the ancient woodlands of the Avon Gorge. Beyond Birkhill, the train crosses the River Avon Viaduct to Manuel beside the Edinburgh to Glasgow railway line. Back at Bo’ness, visit the Museum of Scottish Railways, extended in 2012 with the addition of a 16,000 sq. ft. train shed to house the last remaining “Glasgow Blue Train”, a recently restored Class 126 Diesel Multiple Unit and several other heritage items of rolling stock. In the main exhibition hall, operate a railway signal and points, climb aboard heritage locomotives and learn about the making, operating and using of Scottish Railways through the ages. Take time to sort some letters in the Post Office Sorting Van and view the classic video “Night Mail”.
April to end October - every Sat., Sun. July & August - daily. From 1100 to 17:00. Closed: Other times by special arrangement
Train journey (return):- Adult £8; Child £4 Museum of Scottish Railways - Adult £1.00; Children free. Season ticket £4
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Facilities and services
- Baby changing facilities
- Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
- Parking for coaches
- Parking for disabled available
- Toilets for disabled
- Wheelchair access to some public areas
Free parking, Station Buffet and Gift Shop. Group rates available.
- Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
- Licensed for weddings
- Object identification and/or written enquiry service
- Pre-booking service for groups
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