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.

  •   We visited as a large family group covering 3 generations, and there was something for everyone here. For the little ones, the ride on the steam train came top. For adults, there was a very interesting talk on the history of the local railway and...More

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    9/10/2019
  •   Well worth a visit is the small Corris Railway - with great views even if the valley is bathed in the usual welsh liquid sunshine. If you’re keen, you can even jump up and have a look around the can of No 7...

    thumb Jkmacman
    9/09/2019
  •   We have not been to Corris for a long time , so visit to the Corris Railway was long overdue. This is a lovely little railway , parking is easy right by the museum . The museum is well worth a look and gives you...More

    thumb Karl S
    9/01/2019
  •   The ride behind deisel is not very exciting but the railway has the intention of lengthening their line which will make for a more interesting visit.

    thumb Paul S
    8/30/2019
  •   Visited here after many years of driving past. What a fantastic little railway. The feeling of love for the railway is so strong from the volunteers. Other railways in the area are great, almost commercial enterprises, but Corris is run by volunteers and for the...More

    thumb peterb2014
    8/27/2019
  •   Loved the fact that this is a small railway with lots of charm and history and all staff were friendly and happy to impart knowledge to make it a great experience. The train and carriages are small and accommodating. At present only a short journey...More

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    8/25/2019
  •   A really excellent afternoon recommended for all ages and all weathers. The volunteers are incredibly welcoming and knowledgeable and it’s easily the most educational railway trip the children have ever had including the museum and steam works. Outstanding!

    thumb Stephenjtmiller
    8/11/2019
  •   Having paid a visit to the Talyllyn Railway in the morning (we parked at Abergynolwyn) we decided in the afternoon to visit what was described as the Corris Railway Museum expecting to find a museum of remains of the Corris Railway and little else. What...More

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    6/23/2019
  •   We all loved it from the second we arrived. Lovely staff- from the shop staff to the train staff. Fabulous train and a very comfortable and scenic ride - the kids loved it. They really enjoyed completing their quiz sheets on which they had to...More

    thumb 228sarahj
    6/02/2019
  •   Lovely little railway, very well run by enthusiasts volunteers. Could certainly rival something like Ffestiniog once it reaches a decent length. Only slight negative was a minibus full of rude pensioners turned up on our visit and generally made a nuisance of themselves expecting everyone...More

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    5/12/2019

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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