Nene Valley Railway Museum

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The whole museum is administered by a small group who are responsible for Accessions and Disposals. Each item whether donated or loaned is catalogued after being recorded in the Day Book register held in the General Office at the Railway's headquarters at Wansford.

In the past there had been a culture of accepting virtually anything that was of a railway interest. As part of the museum registration scheme this had to be firmly regulated with a collection area being firmly established. This embraces an area around the Railway's headquarters at Wansford, including the Great Eastern Railway, Great Northern Railway, Midland Railway, London & North Western Railway, Midland & Great Northern Joint and London & North Western & Great Northern Joint railways, their predecessors and successors.

This collecting strategy also includes Travelling Post Offices and ephemera, associated equipment, photographs and documentation, and Continental locomotives, rolling stock, ephemera, associated equipment, photographs and documentation.

Venue Type:

Museum, Transport heritage site

Opening hours

Daily 0900-1630

Collection details

Land Transport

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Industrial Workhorses "Small engines, Big Steam Gala"

  • 12 September 2015

Gresley N2 No 1744

Ex GWR Pannier No 1501

Home Fleet Locomotives

Austerity No 22

Hunslet No 1982 Ring Haw

Hudwell Clarke No 1800 (subject to completion of overhaul)

Come along and see home fleet steam locomotives in action - a double heading, with a possible triple headed service. There will be a two train service, Main train and Local stopper. See a freight Train and ride on the brake van (supplement payable). There will be a licensed buffet car and trolley service on all our trains. The turntable café will be serving hot/cold food and refreshments from 8:30 and wansford gift shop and second-hand bookshop is open all weekend.

Trade Stands:
The Bahamas Locomoitve Society
BBLS 34081 "92 Squadron"
B & E Models
B 17 Project
The Patriot Project

Take a Peek Behind the Scenes Shed Tours:
Guided Tours are available of the NVR Locomotive Sheds at Wansford and these will commence from the outside the Station Masters Office on Platform 2.
These will take about one hour and are limited to 12 persons.
Tours start at 10.00 *(LS), 11.00 *(C&W),1200 *(LS), 1400 *(C&W) and 1500 *(LS)
(A walking route will be followed although the Loco yard will be out of bounds).
There is no charge but donations would be most welcome.

* (LS Locomotive Shed)(C&W Carriage & Wagon Shed).

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


One day/two days
Adult: £25/£38
Senior: £20/£30
Child: £12/£18
Family: £62/£94


Dare you ride The Wizard's Express?

  • 31 October 2015 From 6:30pm

Nene Valley Railway invites you to join Harry the Wizarding Train spotter and his friends on The Wizard's Express. All aboard as the train awaits at Wansford, departing from platform 2 and a bit!!!! Travel on our heated steam hauled, "Wizard's Express" from Wansford to Peterborough via Wellwarts and return.

Halloween Goody Bags, including glow stick for all Children over one year of age. Spooky goings-on aboard the train with Halloween characters and a chance to meet Wilma the Witch. Send some very special Wizards Post from the Wellwarts Postal Service and play The Wizard's Express Quiz.

Can you spot the Friendly Ghost in the tunnel? The Tunnel has been haunted since 1845. Look out for Matilda the eight foot witch, she is looking at you, but where is she ???? Fancy dress highly recommended, wear your best Halloween outfit.

Buffet Car on board to purchase hot and cold drinks, light refreshments and Halloween fare.

Arrive for 6.30pm (not before or you will be changed in to a frog) for a 7.00pm depature.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age


£13.50 per person, under ones travel free of charge.


Nene Valley Railway Museum
Wansford Station




01780 784444


01780 7844440

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