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Mid Suffolk Light Railway Museum

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Absolutely brilliant

We visited as a family for the Santa Special today. Our 2 year old loved every moment! It’s so well... read more

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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What a great Santa Special!

Congratulations to the team at MSLR for putting on such a thoughtful and incredibly well-organised... read more

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Elizabeth A
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Located in the heart of the countryside, the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum is Suffolk's only standard gauge steam railway. Known locally as the 'Middy', this quaint little line running from Haughley to Laxfield opened in 1904, firstly for freight...more
Brockford Station | Wetheringsett, Stowmarket IP14 5LY, England
+44 1449 766899
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited as a family for the Santa Special today. Our 2 year old loved every moment! It’s so well thought out and runs like clockwork- mulled wine and mince pies were a lovely start. Really liked that the children are called by their names,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Congratulations to the team at MSLR for putting on such a thoughtful and incredibly well-organised Santa Special. We were asked to wait in the cafe with a mulled wine and a mince pie until we were called. The children were then called and given their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really well organised. The staff were extremely helpful and put in a great deal of effort to make the trip special. Thanks very much and we look forward to visiting again next year.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Johnnyjohn5
Reviewed 1 November 2018

This is a superb place to visit, especially with the family. It is very similar to a movie set and you can, with very little imagination, believe you are back in more elegant times.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SophiaMarrakech
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Early Sept event extremely good value. THREE steam locos operating, traction engines and beer festival. As site is in somewhat of a rural area the free bus from Stowmarket railway station was appreciated. Good café and fascinating museum. All staff friendly and welcoming. Although at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 5kas
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Lovely little railway with lots to see and very friendly staff. Definitely worth a visit. Highly recommended

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robert M
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Although on a small scale, the 'Middy' is an excellent preserved steam railway. The staff are friendly and the 'steam days' are always great fun. The recently approved track extension will only serve to enhance this superb visitor attraction, despite the objections of some inconsiderate...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank dr77notout
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is a small historic railway with a great story to tell, very relaxed atmosphere and a pleasant place to be railway enthusiast or not.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Peter G
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Visited BH Monday. Steam train operating. Exceptionally friendly and informative staff. Interesting and one v unusual steam locomotive; small but v informative static useum displays, we liked the focus on the people of the old railway. Several v old carriages. “Pub” in a v old...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank J1mJ1mJ1m
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We visited the wetheringset 1940s weekend a couple of weeks ago. Lovely little railway place. We dressed up in 1940s clothes which added to the fun. There were a couple of steam trains to ride on. A tea room,beer carriage,museum and more.. well worth a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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28 June 2016|
Response from miss_igirisu | Reviewed this property |
Basic things like scones and crisps, ice cream etc. I would say 15 mins to talk around the whole thing, it's very small.
Angela W
23 October 2015|
Response from TheMiddy | Property representative |
Hello Angela. Dogs are most welcome at the Middy, however we are not open next week as we're now closed until the end of November. Kind regards Justyn Keeble MSLR Events Manager