Museum of Scottish Railways

Museum of Scottish Railways Visit Scotland's largest railway museum! Get hands on and discover railway history Climb on board our vintage Glasgow Subway car and feel the past surround you.
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Visit the Museum of Scottish Railways, Scotland’s largest railway museum!

1st April - 29th October - OPEN 7 days a week, 11am - 4.30pm (last admission 4pm)

Get hands on and discover railway history through fun interactive displays. Become a signalman and pull the levers on the authentic signal lever frame and challenge your friends to work out how to operate the points. Get an insight into life

aboard a travelling Post Office Coach by sorting the letters yourself and don’t miss the famous video of the Night Mail. Admission Prices:
Adult £7
Child (under 5) Free
Child (5-15 years) £2
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £15

Annual passes available

For the little train enthusiast we have now opened up the footplate of the Fair Maid of Foyers. Thank you to the volunte...
19/10/2023

For the little train enthusiast we have now opened up the footplate of the Fair Maid of Foyers.

Thank you to the volunteers for getting the loco ready for visitors.

Our newest acquisition is the John Young Signalling Collection. It is a total of approx. 600 instruments and is the most...
17/10/2023

Our newest acquisition is the John Young Signalling Collection. It is a total of approx. 600 instruments and is the most comprehensive collection of signalling equipment in the UK.
The collection complements the existing Forbes Alexander Collection.

Last week the first batch of equipment arrived at Bo'ness.

Today the Youth Group went on the brilliant Glasgow Central TourIf you haven't been on the tour you are missing out!Than...
15/10/2023

Today the Youth Group went on the brilliant Glasgow Central Tour

If you haven't been on the tour you are missing out!

Thank you to Paul for the great time full of laughs, history and thought provoking moments

Join us this October half term (w/c 16th October) to search for strange creatures and spooky spectres as part of the nat...
12/10/2023

Join us this October half term (w/c 16th October) to search for strange creatures and spooky spectres as part of the national Eerie-on-Sea Museum Tour.

Can you spot all the monsters of the mysterious seaside town of Eerie-on-Sea?

Complete the trail and get a free Eerie-on-Sea bookmark and sticker!

09/10/2023
We're taking part in the Eerie-on-Sea Monster Museum Tour from Kids in Museums & ! Join us this October half term (w/c 1...
06/10/2023

We're taking part in the Eerie-on-Sea Monster Museum Tour from Kids in Museums & ! Join us this October half term (w/c 16th October) to search for strange creatures and spooky spectres. Plus you could win a bundle of all five Eerie-on-Sea books!

Another day complete on the Care of Engines CourseThe group have been learning to prep the locomotive for running.Tomorr...
05/10/2023

Another day complete on the Care of Engines Course
The group have been learning to prep the locomotive for running.
Tomorrow they will have a go at running the locomotive and then dispose of the fire

It has been great to share our knowledge and expertise with other industrial museums

Go Industrial Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway

For   we wanted to celebrate all the great things about our  1. Our collection is amazing (because trains!)2. Being able...
03/10/2023

For we wanted to celebrate all the great things about our

1. Our collection is amazing (because trains!)
2. Being able to work with others & share knowledge
3. Engaging displays to enjoy with all the family
4. Our volunteers

Join in and share something you enjoy about the museum!
03/10/2023

Join in and share something you enjoy about the museum!

The Gnomes are back!Our Gnome Trail starts this weekend. Can you find them all?Pick up your trail sheet from Reception
29/09/2023

The Gnomes are back!
Our Gnome Trail starts this weekend. Can you find them all?

Pick up your trail sheet from Reception

Our next Storytelling session is Tues 3rd October at 10am.Come join us for a fun interactive railway themed storyFREE (b...
28/09/2023

Our next Storytelling session is Tues 3rd October at 10am.
Come join us for a fun interactive railway themed story

FREE (booking required)
To book your space, email [email protected]

Interested in volunteering?Come along to the Bo'ness Volunteer Fayre to find out about all opportunities available at th...
22/09/2023

Interested in volunteering?
Come along to the Bo'ness Volunteer Fayre to find out about all opportunities available at the Museum and Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway

Bo'ness Volunteer Fair takes place on Thursday 28 September from 3-7 p.m at Bo'ness Town Hall.

👉 Meet local groups.
👉 Discover how you can help them.
👉 Plus information on funding for community projects.

🆓Free admission. Info: https://bit.ly/bonessvolunteerfair2023

Our newest acquistions are items relating to railwayman Gordon Dick.This includes his Station Masters hat from his time ...
13/09/2023

Our newest acquistions are items relating to railwayman Gordon Dick.

This includes his Station Masters hat from his time at Dalwhinnie and his bowler hats worn to meet the Royal Train

Our solar panels are now up and running!Thank you to MGS for funding this work and to Energy Systems Scotland for instal...
12/09/2023

Our solar panels are now up and running!

Thank you to MGS for funding this work and to Energy Systems Scotland for installing the system.

The Youth Group visited the Waggonway Project today.We learnt about Scotland's oldest railway, had a go at soil sieving ...
10/09/2023

The Youth Group visited the Waggonway Project today.
We learnt about Scotland's oldest railway, had a go at soil sieving and finds cleaning.

Thank you to the Waggonway Team, Anthony Dawson & CFA Archaeology for the brilliant day

08/09/2023
Another great day hosting Go Industrial Care of Engines Course.Today was all about paint. The group spent this afternoon...
07/09/2023

Another great day hosting Go Industrial Care of Engines Course.

Today was all about paint. The group spent this afternoon cleaning locomotive No.42, as part of learning how to care for painted surfaces.

Thank you guys the loco looks great!

Access to the museum on Sat 9th & Sun 10th Sept will be for Day Out With Thomas ticket holders only.
07/09/2023

Access to the museum on Sat 9th & Sun 10th Sept will be for Day Out With Thomas ticket holders only.

The Museum will be CLOSED on FRIDAY 8th September due to works to complete the installation of our new solar panels.We a...
06/09/2023

The Museum will be CLOSED on FRIDAY 8th September due to works to complete the installation of our new solar panels.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

 FREE entry to the Museum & our Engineering Workshop Viewing Gallery this weekendOur   will be running on the same weeke...
03/09/2023


FREE entry to the Museum & our Engineering Workshop Viewing Gallery this weekend

Our will be running on the same weekend - why not ride the train?
Train fares apply

Scotland’s largest railway museum! Explore 3 buildings of locomotives, carriages and wagons. Get hands on and discover railway history through fun interactive displays. Climb on board our vintage Glasgow Subway Car and feel the past surround you. Become a signalman and pull the lever frame and cha...

 FREE entry to the Museum & our Engineering Workshop Viewing Gallery on Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd SeptOur   will be running on t...
01/09/2023


FREE entry to the Museum & our Engineering Workshop Viewing Gallery on Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd Sept

Our will be running on the same weekend - why not ride the train?
Train fares apply

Scotland’s largest railway museum! Explore 3 buildings of locomotives, carriages and wagons. Get hands on and discover railway history through fun interactive displays. Climb on board our vintage Glasgow Subway Car and feel the past surround you. Become a signalman and pull the lever frame and cha...

We will be taking part in Doors Open Days on Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd SeptFREE entry to the Museum & our Engineering Workshop V...
31/08/2023

We will be taking part in Doors Open Days on Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd Sept

FREE entry to the Museum & our Engineering Workshop Viewing Gallery

Our will be running on the same weekend - why not ride the train?
Train fares apply

Scotland’s largest railway museum! Explore 3 buildings of locomotives, carriages and wagons. Get hands on and discover railway history through fun interactive displays. Climb on board our vintage Glasgow Subway Car and feel the past surround you. Become a signalman and pull the lever frame and cha...

Our next Storytelling Session is Tues 5th Sept.Come along for a railway themed story.A great opportunity for toddlers to...
28/08/2023

Our next Storytelling Session is Tues 5th Sept.
Come along for a railway themed story.
A great opportunity for toddlers to get involved with some fun interactive storytelling.
FREE (limited numbers)
To book your place email [email protected]

The teddies have escaped and are hiding in the museum!Can you help us find all the teddy bears?Remember to collect your ...
12/08/2023

The teddies have escaped and are hiding in the museum!
Can you help us find all the teddy bears?

Remember to collect your certificate & sweet from reception after completing our Teddy Trail

11/08/2023

The Museum will be open 11am - 2pm today.

Our next Storytelling Session is Tues 8th August at 10amFREE (booking required)To book your place email grace.cameron@sr...
04/08/2023

Our next Storytelling Session is Tues 8th August at 10am
FREE (booking required)

To book your place email [email protected]

The teddies have escaped and are hiding in the museum!Can you help us find all the teddy bears?Our Teddy Trail is on til...
03/08/2023

The teddies have escaped and are hiding in the museum!
Can you help us find all the teddy bears?

Our Teddy Trail is on till the end of August

Remember to collect your certificate & sweet from reception

The Scottish Railway Preservation Society has been awarded £144,290 from the National Heritage Memorial Fund's Covid-19 ...
02/08/2023

The Scottish Railway Preservation Society has been awarded £144,290 from the National Heritage Memorial Fund's Covid-19 Response Fund to complete the restoration of National Museums Scotland owned D49 'Morayshire'

📸 Dave Queenan

The teddies have escaped and are hiding in the museum!Can you help us find all the teddy bears?Our Teddy Trail starts to...
29/07/2023

The teddies have escaped and are hiding in the museum!
Can you help us find all the teddy bears?

Our Teddy Trail starts today till the end of August

Remember to collect your certificate & sweet from reception

Our Teddy Trail is on all August!Can you find all the teddies hidden in the museum?Remember to collect your certificate ...
27/07/2023

Our Teddy Trail is on all August!

Can you find all the teddies hidden in the museum?
Remember to collect your certificate and sweet from Reception for taking part

Trail is FREE to take part

Our STEM Club on 31st July & 1st August are full!We still have space for STEM Club on 7th August. Spaces are booking up ...
25/07/2023

Our STEM Club on 31st July & 1st August are full!

We still have space for STEM Club on 7th August. Spaces are booking up fast

Our next STEM Club is Monday 31st July!Take part in fun STEM activities from building structures from marshmallows to bu...
24/07/2023

Our next STEM Club is Monday 31st July!
Take part in fun STEM activities from building structures from marshmallows to building bridges.

For 8 - 12 years
10am-11.30am
FREE (Booking required)

To book your place, email [email protected]

Looking for something to do?Come and explore amazing railway vehicles from steam locomotives to wagons.We are open 7 day...
20/07/2023

Looking for something to do?
Come and explore amazing railway vehicles from steam locomotives to wagons.

We are open 7 days a week, 11am - 4.30 (last admission 4pm)

The museum will be CLOSED on Sat 15th - Sun 16th July as we will be taking part in Day Out With ThomasAccess to the muse...
14/07/2023

The museum will be CLOSED on Sat 15th - Sun 16th July as we will be taking part in Day Out With Thomas

Access to the museum on these days will be for Day Out With Thomas ticket holders only.

Address

Union Street
Bo'ness
EH519AQ

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 11am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 11am - 4:30pm
Thursday 11am - 4:30pm
Friday 11am - 4:30pm
Saturday 11am - 4:30pm
Sunday 11am - 4:30pm

Telephone

+441506825855

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