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Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum

Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum

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Brockford Station,
IP14 5PW


Mid-Suffolk Light Railway – 2012 Heritage Railway Association Interpretation Award Winners - Suffolk’s only standard gauge steam train rides.

The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway, known affectionately as 'The Middy' was a classic case of a railway built late on in the great railway age that never paid its way. Indeed, it effectively went broke before it opened, but still managed to struggle on for 50 years! This fine example of quirky English history is remembered in Suffolk's only railway museum, also called the mid-Suffolk Light Railway Co., which is dedicated to keeping alive the memories of the Middy.

On site we have a refreshment room, real ale bar, photographic display and artifacts museum, shop, carriage and wagon works, and real vintage steam and diesel locomotives and rolling stock. There are many special events throughout the year including steam Santa Specials for the children at Christmas.

Driver experience courses also available.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsWedding receptionsFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

Open all year - closed Sundays


Event and steaming days: Adult £6.00, Concession £4.50, Child £3.00 Family 2+2 £15.00

Non event days: Adult £2.50, Concession £2.00, Child £1.00, Family £6.00



See location of Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 133661  Lat: 52.25198 Long: 1.12475

By Road:
From the A140: 14 miles north of Ipswich, 28 miles south of Norwich. Brown signs just north of Mendlesham TV mast.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired