The Electric Railway Museum is a charity who aim to promote the heritage of all electric trains in the UK through traction and rolling stock restoration, display and operation in addition to gathering photographic and technical archives with historic relevance. Their work is run entirely by volunteers and funded by public donations.
The site in Rowley Road, Baginton, has the largest collection of preserved electric trains in the UK, ranging from suburban multiple units, carriage bodies of Edwardian underground trains and industrial electric locomotives, to high speed express trains.
*New for 2014 - Train rides on our all electric miniature railway*
To meet the growing demand of visitors we have decided to open every Second Saturday each month from April to October, with additional special open weekends throughout the year. The Electric Railway Museum website can be found at www.electricrailwaymuseum.co.uk where dates are listed for the open weekends. During these weekends, additional attractions are brought onto the site and extra items are available for viewing.
Open Days for 2014:
April 12th – Easter Special - hunt the Easter Bunny
May 10th /11th – Spring Gala Weekend - Miniature Railway Special opening - also first opening to the public of the British Rail “Networker” test unit class 457
June 14th – Local clubs and groups promotional day - An open invitation to local groups to come and visit the museum, have a tour of the site and cup of tea or coffee - Groups can also if they wish have an area to promote themselves.
July 12th / 13th – Arts and Crafts Weekend - Patchwork Exhibition by the local Instiches group
August 9th – Vintage/Nostalgia day - A day of reminiscing with special entertainment and displays of vintage telephone.
September 13th/14th – Heritage Open Weekend - Displays from local History groups, vintage theme and (if possible) the first opening for the public to access the Little Bowden Junction, Midland Railway Signal Box.
October 11th – Transport Enthusiasts Day - A selection of vintage vehicles on display.
In addition to the open weekends, visits can take place throughout the year, whether you are a large society, enthusiast group or an individual with an interest in a specific item. Please note that you may find the site closed if you turn up without prior notice, so contact the museum to arrange a visit, letting them know the size of party, suitable dates and any specific areas of interest.