• Fully physically accessible
  • Toilets
  • Lunch facilities
  • Coach Parking
  • Coach drop off
  • Gift shop

Ribble Steam Railway

Ribble Steam Railway and Museum offers a memorable experience of Lancashire’s Industrial heritage. Located on the edge of Preston Docks and with a striking collection of steam, diesel and electric locomotives, this fascinating railway museum provides the ideal backdrop to an interactive, immersive and fully hands-on educational visit.

Learning Sessions

The Time of the Railways

KS 1/2

What difference did the railways make to our life and work? Discover what the best and worst jobs on the railways were. Find out about the social and environmental impact of the railways, and what the future of the railways might be. The session includes a small section on George Stephenson and a look at the most exciting journey of them all – a trip to the seaside!

Building the Railways

KS 1/2

How do you build a railway? Find out how they are put together and face a series of problem solving challenges. Discover why trains don’t fall off the tracks and how a steam engine actually works. Use LEGO® to create a miniature railway; our engineer will then put your work to the test as he drives a train all the way along the line you have built!

The Railway Journey

KS 1/2

Your unique chance to charter our 1958 Diesel Railbus. Take a ride through the varied landscape of Preston. Journey from industrialised landscape to riverside landscape via the swing bridge of Preston Docks.