Barton House Railway

Barton House Railway A 3 1/2 and 7 1/4 inch gauge garden railway based on the Midland And Great Northern Railway. Open 3rd Sunday between April and October, 2:30pm-5:30pm
Barton House Railway, part of the Wroxham Heritage Railway Trust, Registered Charity No. 1093170
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A 3 1/2 and 7 1/4 inch gauge garden railway based on the Midland And Great Northern Railway. Open 3rd Sunday between April and October. With a full signalling system operated with heritage equipment, and traditional tickets. Enjoy an afternoon by the Riverside. Homemade cakes and refreshments available too. Please see our website www.bartonhouserailway.org.uk Our Twitter page @Bartonhouserail

*TV Alert*Tonight on Channel 5 at 8PM, Walking Britain’s Lost Railways.Rob Bell is walking the M&GN from Kings Lynn to G...
17/04/2020

*TV Alert*

Tonight on Channel 5 at 8PM, Walking Britain’s Lost Railways.

Rob Bell is walking the M&GN from Kings Lynn to Great Yarmouth, including stopping off at Honing Station, which is where the Signal Box came from. These were filmed the day before we took BHR2 there and brought trains back to the station.

Throwback Thursday. We’ve recently been sent some pictures from 1965, before the signalbox and certainly before the Rive...
09/04/2020

Throwback Thursday. We’ve recently been sent some pictures from 1965, before the signalbox and certainly before the Riverside Railway.

These pictures show what is now the Midland Railway. Including the Tyers No 1 token instrument from Briningham Single Line Junction and the tall semaphore dignal from Guestwick.

This signal is now the distant for the Midland and the bracket is now elsewhere on the railway. The signal was purchased from BR by asking for just the bracket. When collection came the whole signal had been felled and was lying awaiting collection.

Photo Copyright: Godfrey Yeomans/Railway Collection Studies Newton Abbot

23/03/2020

Just 8 days shy of 57 years we must sadly announce, that after a crackdown on public gatherings, that our running on Easter Monday and future runnings until further notice will not be going ahead.

We all hope this passes soon but in the mean time stay home and stay safe!

In this dark and uncertain times, we’d thought we would share some photos taken of Honing Station. The overgrown photo w...
19/03/2020

In this dark and uncertain times, we’d thought we would share some photos taken of Honing Station. The overgrown photo was taken in July 1965, 6 years after closure and 2 years before the signal box was moved piece by piece to the railway.

We also attach some photos taken when we took loco Jake Afford and BHR2 to return passenger services to the station for the first time in 60 years.

Photo of the derelict Honing Station courtesy of Russell Walker on Memories of Norfolks old Railways and Stations

Newly refurbished Auxiliary Tablet Machine slid gingerly back into position. (It's VERY heavy!)
15/03/2020

Newly refurbished Auxiliary Tablet Machine slid gingerly back into position. (It's VERY heavy!)

It’s one month today until we reopen for the 2020 season on Easter Monday. We are currently planning to operate as norma...
13/03/2020

It’s one month today until we reopen for the 2020 season on Easter Monday. We are currently planning to operate as normal, although if anything changes we will inform via these channels.

23/02/2020
Wherry Yacht Charter

Wherry Yacht Charter

Volunteer Tuesday

Volunteers moving the drawbridge back to it's place.
Not sure which is more interesting the volunteers putting the drawbridge back in place or the dramatic sky rolling overhead.

#volunteers #wycct #wherryyachtcharter #wherry #yacht #norfolkbroads #visitnorfolkbroads #broadsnationalpark #norfolk #riversailing #norfolkrivers #heritagefleet #restoration #drawbridge #passingclouds

We’re pleased to announce our running dates for 2020!Our first running is Easter Monday 13th April following that it wil...
30/01/2020

We’re pleased to announce our running dates for 2020!

Our first running is Easter Monday 13th April following that it will be the 3rd Sunday of every month until October. We also have our Evening Running in September and Santa Special in December.

The dates are as follows
🐣 Monday 13th April 🐣
Sunday 19th April
Sunday 17th May
Sunday 21st June
Sunday 19th July
Sunday 16th August
Sunday 20th September
🌃 Saturday 26th September 🌃
Sunday 18th October
🎅🏻 Sunday 20th December 🎅🏻

Runnings will be 14:30-17:30 except for the Evening Running 19:00-22:00 and the Santa Special 12:00-15:00

All details are on our New Website
https://www.bhrw.org.uk

Our charity for this year is Access Community Trust and we look forward to supporting them this year.

Thank you if you visited our Santa Special today, Make sure the floors are clear for Santa in 9 days time.If anyone has ...
15/12/2019

Thank you if you visited our Santa Special today, Make sure the floors are clear for Santa in 9 days time.

If anyone has any photos they would like to share then we would love to see them.

We’re setting up today for the arrival of a special visitor.Father Christmas is here for 1 day only.Please message the p...
14/12/2019

We’re setting up today for the arrival of a special visitor.

Father Christmas is here for 1 day only.

Please message the page if you would like to book or use the details at the bottom of the booking form. There will be limited on the day tickets available, but these are on a first come first served basis.

https://www.facebook.com/BHRailway/posts/3930966970276912

If you don’t wish to see Santa, then the rest of the railway will be in operation, with a Steam Shuttle from Wroxham to Riverside East and the Midland Railway, The boats will also be in operation and the Museum will be open.

We look forward to seeing you.

Santa Special this Sunday. Come and enjoy a visit to Santa this Sunday. Every child will receive a Snack, a Drink and a ...
12/12/2019

Santa Special this Sunday.

Come and enjoy a visit to Santa this Sunday. Every child will receive a Snack, a Drink and a named present. Every adult will receive a Mince Pie and a Glass of Homemade Mulled Wine.

To book please contact us on the details at the bottom of the booking form available below

https://www.facebook.com/BHRailway/posts/3930966970276912

Our Santa Special is this Sunday.We have very limited space in First Class and a traditional two course Christmas dinner...
09/12/2019

Our Santa Special is this Sunday.
We have very limited space in First Class and a traditional two course Christmas dinner, please message the page or contact us by Email or Phone using the details at the bottom of the booking form to book.

https://www.facebook.com/BHRailway/posts/3930966970276912

There will be spaces on the day for Third Class visits to see Santa, but we still strongly advise you to contact us to book.

If you don’t want to see Santa, we hope to have a the Midland Railway and Museum open with a Steam shuttle running between Riverside East and Wroxham, the Boats will also run as normal from 12:00 - 15:00.

See Santa in his own Railway grotto from a train.Come and meet Father Christmas at the Barton House Railway Santa Specia...
07/12/2019

See Santa in his own Railway grotto from a train.

Come and meet Father Christmas at the Barton House Railway Santa Special, for one day only on 15th December from 12:00-15:00.

Every child will receive a Snack, Drink and an individually named present from Santa, while all adults will receive a glass of homemade Mulled Wine and a Mince Pie.

Please download a booking form from the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/BHRailway/posts/3930966970276912

Please don’t hesitate to contact us via this page, or the details on the bottom of the form for more information.

Our Santa Special is fast approaching, for one day only on 15th December the man himself will be visiting the railway. C...
06/12/2019

Our Santa Special is fast approaching, for one day only on 15th December the man himself will be visiting the railway. Catch the boat from Wroxham Bridge straight to the railway and take a special train into Santa’s Railway Grotto, every child will receive an individually named present, a drink and a snack, While adults receive a mince pie and a cup of homemade mulled wine, all this for just £10 per person

Why not make it even better by going first class and enjoy a traditional 2 course christmas dinner in Dickersons Diner before or after your visit to Santa. Limited spaces remain. Please book soon to avoid disappointment.

Advanced booking is ESSENTIAL to see Santa so download a booking form from this Link. https://www.facebook.com/BHRailway/posts/3930966970276912

For more information please message the page or contact us on the details at the bottom of the form

Our Santa Special is fast approaching, for one day only on 15th December the man himself will be visiting the railway. C...
05/12/2019

Our Santa Special is fast approaching, for one day only on 15th December the man himself will be visiting the railway. Catch the boat from Wroxham Bridge straight to the railway and take a special train into Santa’s Railway Grotto, every child will receive an individually named present, a drink and a snack, While adults receive a mince pie and a cup of homemade mulled wine, all this for just £10 per person.

Why not make it even better by going first class and enjoy a traditional 2 course christmas dinner in Dickersons Diner before or after your visit to Santa. LIMITED PLACES REMAIN, PLEASE BOOK SOON TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

Advanced booking is ESSENTIAL to see Santa so download a booking form from this Link.

https://www.facebook.com/BHRailway/posts/3930966970276912

For any more details please do not hesitate to send us a message or use the details at the bottom of the booking form.

Are you thinking about going First Class and enjoying a traditional 2 course Christmas Dinner before or after your visit...
04/12/2019

Are you thinking about going First Class and enjoying a traditional 2 course Christmas Dinner before or after your visit to Santa in the 15th December. We have limited spaces left, so we advise you to book soon to avoid disappointment.

Download a booking form from here
https://www.facebook.com/BHRailway/posts/3930966970276912

Father Christmas knows every child who is coming to visit him and has a named present, so he certainly knows if you've b...
03/12/2019

Father Christmas knows every child who is coming to visit him and has a named present, so he certainly knows if you've behaved yourselves.

Download a booking form here
https://www.facebook.com/BHRailway/posts/3930966970276912

If you have any more questions please do not hesitate to contact us on the details at the bottom of the form or use the Send Message button on this page

It’s finally December and the first door on the advent calendar has been opened. Which means it’s only TWO weeks until o...
01/12/2019

It’s finally December and the first door on the advent calendar has been opened. Which means it’s only TWO weeks until our Santa Special.

for one day only on 15th December the man himself will be visiting the railway. Catch the boat from Wroxham Bridge straight to the railway and take a special train into Santa’s Railway Grotto, every child will receive an individually named present, a drink and a snack, While adults receive a mince pie and a cup of homemade mulled wine, all this for just £10 per person

Why not make it even better by going first class and enjoy a traditional 2 course christmas dinner in Dickersons Diner before or after your visit to Santa.

Advanced booking is ESSENTIAL to see Santa so download a booking form from this Link. https://www.facebook.com/BHRailway/posts/3930966970276912

For more information please message the page or contact us on the details at the bottom of the form

Our Santa Special is approaching, for one day only on 15th December the man himself will be visiting the railway. Catch ...
18/11/2019

Our Santa Special is approaching, for one day only on 15th December the man himself will be visiting the railway. Catch the boat from Wroxham Bridge straight to the railway and take a special train into Santa’s Railway Grotto, every child will receive an individually named present, a drink and a snack, While adults receive a mince pie and a cup of homemade mulled wine, all this for just £10 per person.

Why not make it even better by going first class and enjoy a traditional 2 course christmas dinner in Dickersons Diner before or after your visit to Santa.

Advanced booking is ESSENTIAL to see Santa so download a booking form from this Link.

https://www.facebook.com/BHRailway/posts/3930966970276912

For more information or to book please use the details at the bottom of the booking form or send us a message.

It’s November and I have already heard Festive Music! But that also means our Santa Special is approaching, for one day ...
08/11/2019

It’s November and I have already heard Festive Music! But that also means our Santa Special is approaching, for one day only on 15th December the man himself will be visiting the railway. Catch the boat from Wroxham Bridge straight to the railway and take a special train into Santa’s Railway Grotto, every child will receive an individually named present, a drink and a snack, While adults receive a mince pie and a cup of homemade mulled wine, all this for just £10 per person

Why not make it even better by going first class and enjoy a traditional 2 course christmas dinner in Dickersons Diner before or after your visit to Santa.

Advanced booking is ESSENTIAL to see Santa so download a booking form from this Link.

https://www.facebook.com/BHRailway/posts/3930966970276912

For more information please message the page or contact us on the details at the bottom of the form

Download a Santa Special booking form here
08/11/2019

Download a Santa Special booking form here

18/10/2019

Just to inform everyone that the Junior Club is cancelled this Saturday due to short on numbers.
See you all on Sunday.
Please remember this is our last running of the main season but we do still have our Santa running so pick up your form this weekend.

Its our final third Sunday running of the year this Sunday. Catch the electric boat launch from Wroxham Bridge, opposite...
16/10/2019

Its our final third Sunday running of the year this Sunday. Catch the electric boat launch from Wroxham Bridge, opposite the water from
Broads Tours (What3words panning.redeeming.forever) and enjoy miniature steam train rides and homemade cakes.

Unfortunately this Saturdays Junior Club is cancelled

Bookings are also open for our Santa Special on the 15th December. Please see our website for more details http://www.bartonhouserailway.co.uk/events/event.asp?id=21

14/10/2019

**Junior Club**
There is a club meeting this Saturday from 11am-1pm. If anyone on here normally goes please confirm your attendance by commenting.
Anyone who is interested in joining please send me a message and I will give you more details.
It's a lovely little group and we have fun playing with the trains, designing and building things.
Many thanks

Barton House Railway are sad to announce the passing of Ernie Watkins on the 15th September, a well loved volunteer. Ern...
29/09/2019

Barton House Railway are sad to announce the passing of Ernie Watkins on the 15th September, a well loved volunteer. Ernie would regularly be seen in recent years with his Thomas model railway on the top lawn near Drive an Engine. Ernie has also helped with fundraising for our new museum line and a special role he enjoyed every winter. He will be greatly missed by all of the staff and lots of visitors at BHR, our thoughts are with his family.

22/09/2019

Our Santa bookings are now open and starting to come in.
If you would like something different this year then why not give us a visit.
Board our electric 🚤 boat from Wroxham bridge where we will take you to the 🛤 railway. From there you shall receive festive treats and will board your booked 🚂 which will take you in to 🎅 Santa. The children shall receive a personalised gift from the man himself. Once you have enjoyed that the rest of the time is yours to enjoy steam train rides, look in the museum and signal box and enjoy refreshments. You could even go first class and enjoy a 2 course festive lunch.
For more information please get in touch [email protected].

It's lighting up time!
21/09/2019

It's lighting up time!

21/09/2019

This evening is our Evening Running, the whole railway is lit up by traditional Oil Lamps. The Boat service from Wroxham Bridge is running tonight and is one of the few boats allowed on the Broads after dark.

Park in Wroxham or Hoveton and pick up the boat from Granary Staithe. Find it at What3words Ref. panning.redeeming.forever

13/09/2019

This month we have two running. The first is our normal third Sunday running this Sunday from 14:30-17:30.

The second running is the following Saturday (21st) which is our popular Evening Running from 19:00-22:00 the entire garden will be lit with traditional Oil Lamps, each member of staff will have a hand lamp and will use no electric lamps.

Both runnings are as normal in terms of attractions including the boat service, for the evening running as we are able to use the boats during darkness, Drive an Engine will not be available during the Evening Running.

Don't forget, this coming Saturday (24th August), we have our Junior Day between 11 and 1, when the juniors can have a g...
19/08/2019

Don't forget, this coming Saturday (24th August), we have our Junior Day between 11 and 1, when the juniors can have a go at running the railway!

The weather is looking promising for our next running this Sunday 18th from 14:30 - 17:30Come and enjoy Miniature steam ...
16/08/2019

The weather is looking promising for our next running this Sunday 18th from 14:30 - 17:30

Come and enjoy Miniature steam train rides, Drive an Engine, Homemade Cakes, and Boat trips from Wroxham. Pick up the boat opposite the water from Broads Tours.

Admission is £3 an Adult and £1.50 a Child this includes the boat if you choose to come via river, the Museum and a single trip on the Riverside Railway, additional rides start from as low as 15p, Dogs are welcome on board both Boats and Trains.

There is very limited parking at Barton House and we suggest using the boat.

Thank you if you came and saw us at The Worstead Festival over the past two days, we carried 996 passengers over the two...
28/07/2019

Thank you if you came and saw us at The Worstead Festival over the past two days, we carried 996 passengers over the two days. We do hope to see some of you at our next running on Sunday 18th August from 14:30-17:30

It may be damp but we are running trains, included in entry price to the Festival.
27/07/2019

It may be damp but we are running trains, included in entry price to the Festival.

We will be running trains at the Worstead Festival this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Do come and see us.
25/07/2019

We will be running trains at the Worstead Festival this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Do come and see us.

Address

Hartwell Road
Wroxham
NR12 8TL

Small car park. We prefer our visitors to park elsewhere in Wroxham and wait beside Wroxham Bridge at Granary Quay for the electric boat service to the garden, at no extra cost.

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I enjoyed the train rides tthis afternoon.😁
Been wanting to visit for 10 years. Today the stars aligned....railway open, us on boat nearby, mooring available. Great afternoon. Lovely place.
The rain didn't dampen our fun today. Another great event, thanks to all the volunteers
Another fantastic Juniors day
Lucy Waller this is the train place-it really is worthwhile and lovely to get the boat there too (cakes are yummy as well!) x
Thank you to all the volunteers for the Junior day. We all had a great time