OPEN DAYS

Come and visit the largest preserved Midland Railway signal box in the UK and one of the few preserved boxes that's open to the public and next to a busy main line railway.

Signalling demonstrations are run on the operating floor upstairs whenever asked for. Railway videos and a slideshow of the restoration are shown downstairs, with many signalling items on display, including single line 'tablet token' machines, and other railway-related exhibits.

In the garden there are working signals visitors can operate, old signs, lit oil lamps, telegraph 'pole route' and a garden railway.

We suggest you allow at least 1 hour to view the garden and the signal box - no need to book - just come along. Light refreshments are available on open days.

Entrance is FREEand donations are always welcome.  The Trust, a charity, is supported entirely by donations.

 

Postcode for satnav users is AL1 3AJ. We are surrounded by parking at the station & in Ridgmont Road.

Access Statement: The site is fully accessible except for the long flight of eighteen steps to the upper floor of the signal box. For those unable to get upstairs a video of the upstairs workings can be shown downstairs. Accessible toilet and hand washing facilities available on request.

Organisations, schools and groups: Use the link 'Organised Visits' on the top left to find out more about organising visits for groups of up to 40 people outside our normal open days.