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Narrow Gauge Railway Museum

Narrow Gauge Railway Museum

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Museum - Transport, free entry



The Curator

01654 710472


Talyllyn Railway,
Gorsaf Wharf Station,
LL36 9EY


Located at the Tywyn Wharf terminus of the Talyllyn Railway, the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum is an important collection of artifacts relating to Narrow Gauge Railways in the British Isles, throughout a period spanning some 200 years.

The collection ranges from complete locomotives to smaller pieces such as paperwork, signaling equipment and tickets. As such, it is a unique and comprehensive record of these fascinating railways, nearly 80 of which are represented in the collection.

The Museum displays contain a special section devoted to the Reverend W. V. Awdry, creator of "Thomas the Tank Engine". Awdry was an early volunteer on the Talyllyn Railway, and its history and his experiences were the inspiration for his "Skarloey Railway" on which operated scarcely disguised counterparts of Talyllyn locomotives.

The collection includes a reconstruction of part of the Reverend Awdry's study from his last home in Stroud, Gloucestershire. See The Awdry Connection and the Museum web site and for further information on the Awdry and Thomas connection.

Opening times: This should read Daily Easter to October, plus selected other dates.
Please see website for further information.

Free Admission

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Daily Easter to October, plus selected other dates.


Free entry

Free admission. Donations welcome.



Plan route to Narrow Gauge Railway Museum using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 584003  Lat: 52.58286 Long: -4.09002

By Rail:
Located at Tywyn Wharf station on the Talyllyn Railway.

By Road:
Tywyn is on the A493 road from Machynlleth to Dolgellau.
Approaching from Aberdyfi on the main road Wharf Station is on the left. Coming from Dolgellau, go through the town centre past the National Railways station for 300yds and Wharf station is on the right.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Tywyn (mainline) station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
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