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Mid Suffolk Light Railway Museum

Brockford Station | Wetheringsett, IP14 5PW, Stowmarket IP14 5LY, England
+44 1449 766899
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Small but very well formed!

This is a small historic railway with a great story to tell, very relaxed atmosphere and a pleasant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter G
Delightful visit to this working steam railway museum

Visited BH Monday. Steam train operating. Exceptionally friendly and informative staff. Interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
J1mJ1mJ1m
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Southampton, 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 and later for passengers. The line closed in 1952 and the track was lifted; however in the early 1990's a group of enthusiasts decided to revive this forgotten piece of Suffolk history, firstly as a museum and later by adding a demonstration line for visitors to experience rural travel on vintage trains. The work of the museum was recognised when the Middy was declared the winner of the Suffolk Museum of the Year Award for 2014. Today the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum is a registered charity and while the museum may be small, visitors can look forward to a big welcome from our voluntary staff. Upon purchasing your ticket you are able to ride the trains as many times as you wish, and being a season ticket this also allows you to return free of charge throughout the year (except special events days). We have a well-stocked shop, real ale bar, and tearoom serving beverages, home-made cakes and hot snacks. We look forward to welcoming you to the Middy very soon, for more details about our events and opening times.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Brockford Station | Wetheringsett, IP14 5PW, Stowmarket IP14 5LY, England
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+44 1449 766899
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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

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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

1  Thank Claire C
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 28 December 2017

We went for the Santa train special to the North Pole Halt. From the moment we arrived we were guided to a parking space, all guards fully uniformed. Hot mince pies and mulled wine before, called forward with named tickets for the children. Lovely little...More

Thank Louise C
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

For the first time ever my wife and I came to a Santa special event on a preserved railway. We came with our daughter, son in law and two grandchildren who enjoyed it tremendously. It was well organised, the staff were friendly and helpful and...More

1  Thank Chatto127
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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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