Talyllyn Railway | Narrow Gauge Railway Museum

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The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum has nearly 90 railways represented in its collection, it provides a unique and comprehensive record of the 200 year history of these railways of artifacts relating to Narrow Gauge Railways in the British Isles.

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.

Museum Guided Tour

Museum tours are for 30 minutes and if you add in a train trip you can enjoy the tour before your train departs and make a great day out for all to enjoy. The conducted tour of the museum will be with one of our knowledgeable Museum assistants. Fun activities for the children including a scavenger hunt that is not only fun but will also inspire their imagination. You will receive your choice of Tea, coffee or juice to enjoy following the tour.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Museum Tour£6.00 per adult
Museum Tour£3.00 per child

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Events

Friday, 2nd August 2024 - Saturday, 3rd August 2024

Sunset Steam Special at Talyllyn RailwayLate Night Steam | Talyllyn RailwayTake an unforgettable train ride into the night…
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Tuesday, 6th August 2024 - Tuesday, 6th August 2024

Floral Trail at Talyllyn RailwayFloral Trail | Talyllyn RailwayThe Prettiest Train of The Year!
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Tuesday, 6th August 2024 - Tuesday, 6th August 2024

Tuesday, 13th August 2024 - Tuesday, 13th August 2024

Tuesday, 20th August 2024 - Tuesday, 20th August 2024

Tuesday, 27th August 2024 - Tuesday, 27th August 2024

Thursday, 5th September 2024 - Thursday, 5th September 2024

Thursday, 12th September 2024 - Thursday, 12th September 2024

Thursday, 19th September 2024 - Thursday, 19th September 2024

Thursday, 26th September 2024 - Thursday, 26th September 2024

Talyllyn RailwayThe Slate Trail | Talyllyn RailwaySee the Fathew Valley in a new light with our Sunset Steam Specials! Every Wednesday and Sunday in August.
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Tuesday, 27th August 2024 - Tuesday, 27th August 2024

Land Rover Rally at Talyllyn Railway, Wharf Station.Land Rover Rally | Talyllyn RailwayOur annual Landrover gathering is taking place on the 27th August.
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Saturday, 28th September 2024 - Sunday, 29th September 2024

Sunset Steam Special at Talyllyn RailwayHeritage Weekend | Talyllyn RailwayCelebrating our rich history as one of the first narrow gauge passenger railways!
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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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 Rail Station for 300 yards and Tywyn Wharf station is on the right.

Public Transport Directions

The Narrow Guage Railway Museum is located at Tywyn Wharf station on the Talyllyn Railway. It is a 300 yard walk from the National Rail Station at Tywyn. 

Talyllyn Railway | Narrow Gauge Railway Museum

Type:Museum - Transport

Approved Visit Wales Stars Visitor Attraction
Talyllyn Railway, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9EY

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Tel01654 710472

Opening Times

* The museum will be open on days that public trains are running.

Gradings

  • Approved Visit Wales Stars Visitor Attraction

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2022

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