Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust
Hunsbury Hill Country Park
Hunsbury Hill Road
Sited on the old ironstone quarry closed in the 1930's, this museum houses a collection of relics from the ironstone quarrying era of Northampton. Also on site is a 1.5 mile demonstration railway line in standard gauge. There is also an old Viking hill fort based in the country park where we are located on the old Banbury lane bridleway.
Museum, Castle or defences, Archaeological site
Weekends from April to October, open at other times by appointment.
Closed: October - April
Admission is by donation, additional charge for train ride when available.
Various industrial locomotives in various states of restoration.
Industry, Land Transport
Key artists and exhibits
- Several locomotives of industrial nature availble for use
- Several southern region coaches on site inc a coach from the 4DD double decker train, the last remaining complete SR 415 EPB train, a class 121 DTS converted to sandite use.
- a 422 BIG buffet coach and 3 MK1 SR TSO coaches converted to private use by northampton social services and a private artist