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Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum

Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum

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Brockford Station,
IP14 5PW


The Mid­-Suffolk Light Railway known affectionally as 'The Middy' was a classic case of a railway built late on in the great railway age and never paid its way. It was in administration before it opened, but still managed to struggle on for nearly 50 years! This fine example of quirky English railway history is remembered in Suffolk's only railway museum and demonstration track provided the atmosphere of a rural railway up to 100 years ago.

On site we have the MSLR Museum featuring photographs and artifacts, refreshment room, shop, real ale bar and picn ic site. We have our own carriage and wagon works and Restoration Shed and real vintage steam and diesel locomotives and rolling stock. The Middy style has been recreated with a number of original buildings saved from scrap.

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 welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsWedding receptionsHearing Accessibility Facilities

Opening details

Open 10.30-17.00 every Sunday and Bank Holiday until 12th September


Event and steaming days: Adult £10.00, Child under 16 £5.00 Family
2+2 £25.00

£10.00 Ex. special events


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
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • 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
  • Hearing Accessibility FacilitiesHearing Accessibility Facilities