The West Shed is reopening on Saturday 24th July!


We will be open Saturdays and Sundays 11am – 4pm.

Refreshments will be available, subject to volunteer availability.

We look forward to welcoming you back!

Please take a moment to read the key information below:



Access to the West Shed will only be possible via train from the Midland Railway-Butterley station to the Swanwick Junction museum complex, alighting at Swanwick to walk up to the West Shed (please note that this walk is approximately 430 metres (5-10 minutes) and includes some uneven surfaces).

For details of train times and fares, please visit the MR-B website:



Whilst some public restrictions eased on 19th July, we will continue to keep certain measures in place at the West Shed for the safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff.


Until further notice:


Access to some areas of the West Shed may be restricted and there may be one way routes in place.

We are planning to keep the workshop viewing gallery open for visitors.


We encourage visitors to wear a face covering inside the West Shed

(unless medically exempt or for children under 11).

We recommend that visitors maintain social distancing where possible and ask that

you are considerate to other visitors and our staff and volunteers in this respect.


If you have any questions about visiting the West Shed,

please email the West Shed office -

as we're not always able to respond to comments & messages via Facebook.