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Mid Suffolk Light Railway Museum

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Charming

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert M
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Haverhill, United Kingdom
Very good railway museum.

Although on a small scale, the 'Middy' is an excellent preserved steam railway. The staff are... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
dr77notout
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Wivenhoe, United Kingdom
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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
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Brockford Station | Wetheringsett, Stowmarket IP14 5LY, England
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+44 1449 766899
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

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.

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

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

2  Thank Jenny309
Reviewed 7 May 2018

We had a good day out here. Very interesting museum and had a ride on Steam train. Even though a short run it was enjoyable. If you are coeliac take a picnic as the only thing mum could eat was a pack of crisps! On...More

3  Thank Claire C
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Visited on Bank Holiday Monday for "Middy" The War Years day. Had a great time looking at all the extra vehicles, exhibits and displays. Was transported back to the 1940's with all the volunteers etc dressed up in uniforms and dress of the period. Had...More

Thank sharon s
Reviewed 25 April 2018

This is a relativley new museum that has come about through love, hard work and dedication. It is simply wonderful. Whether you love or even hate steam engines, you will love this place because for a brief moment, you are transported back to a time...More

2  Thank SophiaMarrakech
Reviewed 25 April 2018

We arrived in the car park to be greeted by a helpful, friendly man who pointed us in the direction of the ticket office. We then visited the small but interesting shop followed by lunch in the cafe. There were a good selection of hot...More

2  Thank Liz H
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The railway was actually closed when I went but there was still a fair amount of activity going on and the staff allowed me to wander round and see everything including the worksops etc,, they even opened the shop for me.

Thank RogerJessiman
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warner3033
28 June 2016|
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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.
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Angela W
23 October 2015|
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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
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