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.

  •   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
  •   Our friends came over for a small holiday and were looking for somewhere to visit and decided to take a trip to Corris. When we arrived the staff were very friendly and engaging. The train ride was nice, I enjoyed the view out of the...More

    thumb LS3027
    4/01/2018
  •   i when first when it was young and have gone back every couple of years since. the staff are kind and helpful. the railway is reasonably priced. every time you go back you can see what they have done since you were last there.

    thumb Fathew J
    2/14/2018
  •   I had known about the Corris Railway for years and always wanted to visit, and I sort-of managed it today (10 Dec 17). It involved a walk through the snow and because of another commitment I didn't have sufficient time to travel on the train...More

    thumb Stephen T
    12/10/2017
  •   This is one of the smaller Welsh Narrow gauge slate railways but confined to a narrow valley gives a good impression of what the slate industry was like

    thumb rogerrobert98
    9/19/2017
  •   This is currently one of the smaller Welsh narrow gauge railways. There is just less than a mile of track and the trip only takes between 10 and 15 minutes each way. The valley it travels through is quite pleasant and at the southern end...More

    thumb Robert N
    9/10/2017
  •   Arrived in the pouring rain and hung around until the station building opened. Booked tickets which are reasonably priced. We looked around the museum which is really good and looked at the model railway which is superb. Plenty of books on the railway and lots...More

    thumb David D
    9/10/2017

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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