The Railway Museum

The Corris Railway Museum
The museum shop and Corris Railway are open from 10:30am until 5:00pm on the running days that passenger services operate. For more information please see our Timetable and Special Events.

  •   Done loads of railways but this one is a gem. Small, friendly and quiet. My kids, 5 and 3 loved it. Eventhough it's a short ride it's beautiful scenery in a comfortable carriage and an hours round trip is just right. At £15 for a...More

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    8/19/2018
  •   This was the last railway (in Wales) on our to do list. We were, therefore, pleased to find this railway open when we were in the area. There is so little parking that it is best to find alternative arrangements. We parked in the Corris...More

    thumb Helen J
    8/14/2018
  •   We have just had a railway themed holiday in mid Wales and of all the little railways we liked this best,from a 7 year old rail fanatic to a 70 year old grandma! The best thing was the enlightened talk from the obviously enthusiastic railway...More

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    8/12/2018
  •   Although the experience left you wishing the journey was longer this is a gem of a railway. The volunteers bring the visit alive with their enthusiasm and knowledge. The visit starts with the shop and museum. The stock in the shop is excellent with lots...More

    thumb mochdredarli
    8/12/2018
  •   Visited this little line recently the ride only takes just over 10 minutes but you get a well presented tour of the engine and carriage workshops together with the history behind the line which takes about 1/2 hour also a small museum and gift shop...More

    thumb Nashy125
    7/28/2018
  •   Visited this little line recently the ride only takes just over 10 minutes but you get a well presented tour of the engine and carriage workshops together with the history behind the line which takes about 1/2 hour also a small museum and gift shop...More

    thumb alan n
    7/28/2018
  •   We travelled on the railway on a Sunday morning, the journey takes you to the next station maespoeth where everyone gets off and is given a tour, detailing the history and future of the railway. The views are fantastic. There is also museum stickers station...More

    thumb andrea d
    7/11/2018
  •   We have had some lovely weather over the past few weeks and you know how long the Winter seems to be So lets make Hay whilst the Sun Shines is the motto. Well not in this case CLOSED What ?Gorgeous weather Money to be made....More

    thumb CUMBRIAVIEW
    7/06/2018
  •   Great little train to visit. Have several different trains including steam. Your ticket allows several trips. This is self funded and ran by volunteers so great to support them. very friendly staff. Why not combine visit with Corris craft centre.

    thumb SueSquirrel
    6/05/2018
  •   A good way to spend an hour on a small steam train, and learning about the history of welsh steam railways. Run by volunteers and enthusiasts, this was a nice thing to do and see.

    thumb Debbie E
    4/03/2018

Facilities Available

  • Free parking at Corris Station Yard
  • Free entry to The Museum
  • Public toilets at Corris Station
  • Children’s Play Area
  • Teas, coffees and Light Refreshments

The main buildings of Corris station were demolished in 1968 leaving only the adjacent railway stable block standing, and these buildings – badly in need of maintenance – were acquired, along with a short section of trackbed leading southwards. In 1970 the first part of the building was opened as the Corris Railway Museum. A short length of “demonstration” track was laid in 1971.

During the 1970s the Society undertook lengthy negotiations with the relevant authorities to establish the requirements for re-opening the line for passengers, while steadily building up funds and equipment. A new Corris Railway Company, reviving the original name, was incorporated to act as the Society’s trading and operating arm, while the Society achieved charitable status. The Museum was extended as more of the building was returned to satisfactory condition and today houses a shop and cafe plus a display of exhibits of Corris Railway rolling stock and historical items.

  Friends Of Corris Railway Museum Fund – Help maintain this historic building and artifacts.

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