Romsey Signal Box

Romsey Signal Box A Victorian Signal box being preserved by a group of dedicated enthusiasts Free parking and entry (plus disabled access).
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A working museum open on the first Sunday and third Saturday of most month (see website for dates). All public are welcome to come and operate the box with the guarantee of not crashing a train. Or why not come along and become a member, we need more: signalmen, gardeners and people willing to get their hands dirty.

02/12/2023

Tomorrow is the last open day of the year. The new Discovery Centre will be open and the regular demonstrations of block working in Romsey Signal box and of Cowley Bridge Junction miniature signal box will be taking place. We're open 1100 to 1600 with the last admissions at 1545.

One feature of the discovery centre is an elevated model railway to demonstrate  signal aspects as a train approaches an...
18/11/2023

One feature of the discovery centre is an elevated model railway to demonstrate signal aspects as a train approaches and passes the signals. Our first vehicle is a class 33 - 33008 Eastleigh - and the second one also keeps a local theme. Hampshire unit (class 205 to younger readers) in its original livery will also trundle around the layout. For most of their working lives these units ran as three cars with a few kept as 2 cars for the steep gradients of the Alton Line and East Sussex.

The next opendays at Romsey Signal Box will be Sunday 5th November and Saturday 18th November.Sunday will see the "Soft ...
03/11/2023

The next opendays at Romsey Signal Box will be Sunday 5th November and Saturday 18th November.
Sunday will see the "Soft Launch" of our Discovery Centre which sets out to explain some background information about signalling and to exhibit some of our exhibits. The two signals can be operated by switches - my understanding is they are interlocked so that the subsiduary (shunt) signal can only be cleared when the main aspect is at danger. The diagram of Halterworth signal box is a copy of the original diagram, which is safely stored with a member of the Friends of Romsey SB. ( Photos Neil Kearns Romsey SB Collection)

02/10/2023
Our next opendays are Sunday 1st October, Saturday 14th October and Thursday 26th October. A picture from October 1973 w...
29/09/2023

Our next opendays are Sunday 1st October, Saturday 14th October and Thursday 26th October.
A picture from October 1973 when Halterworh Crossing had been reduced to a gate box and the process of realigning the road and installing automatic half barriers had started.

Romsey Signal Box open days in September.After a hectic spell of Thursday opendays during the school holidays, we are no...
02/09/2023

Romsey Signal Box open days in September.
After a hectic spell of Thursday opendays during the school holidays, we are now reverting to the first Sunday (3rd) and third Saturday (16th) . There will be an additional openday on Sunday 17th.
Both Saturday and Sunday 16th and 17th September will be free admission as part of the Heritage Open Days programme.
This link to Heritage Open Days is searchable https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/ which is possible to search by area or interest.

Welcome to England’s largest festival of history and culture! Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It's your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore. Heritage Op...

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Romsey Signal Box, Brick Lane
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A working museum open on the first Sunday and third Saturday of most months (see website for dates). Members of the public are welcomed on open days to come and operate the signal box in a situation where you haven’t got to worry about crashing any real train. Entrance is free for children and £2.50 for adults, free parking is available near by. Tea, coffee and light refreshments are available from our cafe. We aim to cater for visitors from all walks of life, from the novice to the expert. Everyone is encouraged go have a go at pulling the levers, ringing the bells and being signalman! Please check our website for open day dates, times and info.


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