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

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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

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01780 784444


01780 7844440

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