Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum







Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum

Situated in Irchester Country Park, Northamptonshire,

Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum

is home to a collection of exhibits and industrial artifacts,
which include, steam and diesel locomotives ,
a lifesize diorama of a quarry ,
along with many other interesting displays.

Entrance to the museum is Free .

Opening Times

  The museum is open every Sunday 10am – 4pm

(10am – 3pm in winter)

All opening times are subject to having available volunteers

feel free to contact us to check.

Why not help support the museum. Become a Volunteer !

Help is always welcome.Whether doing metal work, engineering, gardening or painting.
There is always something to do.
Membership is only £10 for adults , £8 for O.A.P.s\children or £20 for the family.

Why Narrow Gauge ?

The gauge of a railway is the distance measured between the heads of the two rails.
Standard gauge, which is used on the Mainline, is 4 feet 8.5 inches.
Railways which measure less than this are known as narrow gauge.
At the museum the main railway is laid to Metre Gauge (3 feet 3 and a bit inches ),
which was the gauge used by the old Wellingborough Iron Company to the north east of Wellingborough.
Additional gauges found at the museum are, 3 feet, 2 feet, and 20 inches (1 foot 8 inches)

The museum is owned by
The Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Trust

– Reg Charity No 290673