Glenfinnan Station Museum

Glenfinnan Station Museum Glenfinnan Station Museum is situated in the famous and beautiful village of Glenfinnan on the Road to the Isles between Fort William and Mallaig.

Charity No: SC 020112

WHCRP - West Highland Community Rail Partnership
01/12/2018

WHCRP - West Highland Community Rail Partnership

Brief Encounters on the West Highland Line

A play inspired by the classic film by David Lean.

Especially written for performance in station tearooms and lineside venues, the play is now available for events and tours across Scotland’s rural railway network.

YouTube video promo – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxUwHjWXLjM&t=3s

The play highlights themes of rural setting, seasonal employment and fleeting relationships. Always accessible by train, it lends itself to staging at rail-side venues in combination with a meal, thus boosting local trade. Although the play was originally written for the West Highlands, it can be tailored to any specific area.

Following a successful tour on the West Highland Line and an ACoRP bronze award for Best Community Engagement project in 2018, the performance company – The Iron Road Collective – are looking outwards to expand their captivating brand of railway related performance. With the initial run of performances selling out within a week, the play left audiences wanting more and is sure to draw people in and strengthen railway awareness in your area. For more detailed information / statistics on the production run and a project report, please contact the WHCRP via email.

Cost: £900 per performance – discounts available for longer runs and special rates for CRPs and Friends associations.

For more information on hosting and funding your own bespoke performance, please contact the WHCRP via email: [email protected]

17/05/2013

Great food and drinks available from the Dining Car 7 days a week! Call for more info or stop off!

17/05/2013

It has been a long time since our last post, but we have been beavering away behind the scenes and are well and truly open for the season! We have already had several Jacobite Steam Train visits, open air concerts, refurb work on the Sleeping Car and welcomed our newest member of staff, Oliver. Hope to see you all soon!

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03/01/2013

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03/01/2013

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03/01/2013

Glenfinnan Station is hiring!!!

We are looking for a Business Development Manager to join the team at GSM. This is a full time position, based in Glenfinnan. The start date is 1st April 2013, initially on a 6 month trial.

You will be responsible for the retail aspect of the Museum running. This includes, but is not limited to, maximising revenue, stock control, staff training, payroll, managing bookings, ecommerce and liaising with Museum management and external partners.

Starting salary is £16,000 p.a. + performance related bonus.

Closing date is 16th January.

If you think you fit the bill, please contact us directly for more details. You can do this by phone - 01397 722295 or email [email protected]

Good luck!

03/01/2013

Happy New Year to all our friends, fans, customers, guests and patrons!

09/09/2012
Re-opened!

Re-opened!

After a major upgrade, we reopened for the Summer season in 2012. The museum now features many new exhibits and audio visual media. As well as increasing our exhibition space by opening our stunning signal box, we have included educational space for groups and research facilities for individuals. Our 1950's built dining car provides great refreshments and light meals, while the sleeping car bunkhouse sleeps up to 10, providing a fantastic base for exploring the West Highlands. Photos to come!

Timeline Photos
09/09/2012

Timeline Photos

09/09/2012

Attention those with energy!!! Path - building Course!

As part of the Museum upgrade, the path to the Viaduct is being substantially rebuilt.

For the next 3 weekends, we are running a Pathbuilding Course. This will be covering landscaping, stonework, path construction and safe handling.

For more info, please contact us on 01397 722 295.

24/07/2012

Glenfinnan Dining Car provides some fantastic food and drinks - remember to collect your ticket for the museum!

Sample menu coming soon!

Some interesting work being done over in Invergarry: the last remaining station from the short lived Invergarry & Fort A...
24/07/2012
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Some interesting work being done over in Invergarry: the last remaining station from the short lived Invergarry & Fort Augustus Line.
http://www.stationproject.org.uk/

Invergarry Station restoration project

24/07/2012

Amid increasing visitor numbers for both the Glenfinnan Station Museum and The Jacobite Steam Train comes the launch of a range of special Scottish Ale for sale on the train and at the museum.

Following careful note of customer requests Glenfinnan Station Museum and the Isle of Skye Brewing Company have produced 3 bottled ales to suit a wide taste range. The bottle labels feature 3 different attractive West Highland Railway scenes and are marketed under the West Highland Steam Ale title.
Individually the products are called Full : Heavy : Light reflecting both taste and reference to the days of steam locally.

The products were launched at the Museum and on The Jacobite for the first time on Monday 23 July. Visitors and passengers were given the chance to taste the brews prior to purchase which resulted in a very merry journey to Mallaig for all concerned.

The launch coincides with the switch on of the new Glenfinnan Station Museum website where online shopping will feature the special bottled ales as well as other chosen merchandise.

This follows a Summer of high activity at Glenfinnan with a station rebuild now enhanced by a developing garden and flower display which is attracting attention and comments. Museum Director – Gerald Rivett already involved in the Spean Bridge Station Garden project is now involved with the garden at Glenfinnan Station and restoring some local pride in what our West Highland Stations should look like to users and visitors alike.

Museum Curator – John Barnes is delighted with the progress made this year with visitor numbers. The launch of both a new Harry Potter book and film is certainly playing a part and rumours of filming locally later this year for the next Harry Potter blockbuster will give another boost.

13/07/2012

Do you have any pictures you would like to share with us? All happily received - bonus points for historical that can be added to our collection!

Glenfinnan Dining Car and Bunkhouse
15/06/2012

Glenfinnan Dining Car and Bunkhouse

Glenfinnan Station Museum's cover photo
15/06/2012

Glenfinnan Station Museum's cover photo

15/06/2012

Welcome to the new page for Glenfinnan Station Museum. We have just undergone a major upgrade and overhaul of our entire site so please come and see the new changes! The Station Museum officially reopened on the 14th of may 2012.

Address

Glenfinnan Station
Glenfinnan
PH37 4LT

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

01397722295

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