We have lots & lots of great Special Family Events lined up for the 2017 Season.
 

 

The Ribble Steam Railway present our very own Friendly Engines on the line for two major events every year.
The first is over the May Bank Holiday Weekend and the second is over the August Bank Holiday Weekend with a grand Gala Party.

All the Friendly Engines events include many activities for younger children to take part. We have free face painting from Gina (Tiger Feet Entertainment) in the museum building.
There are great photographic opportunities for the kids to have their photographs taken with the Ribble Steam Railway's own Friendly Engines on the platform or around the large museum building.
All the Friendly Engine faces are exclusive to the Ribble Steam Railway having been made for us by the Blackpool Illuminations Department.

Day Ticket - includes entry to the Museum, Workshop and Unlimited Train Rides 
Adults £8.00 
Children £5.00 Children under 3: Free
Concessions £5.00 
Family £23.00 (2 Adults plus 2 Children)

A 3 mile return trip over the dock swing bridge and alongside the River Ribble with a 45 minute service is run from the museum platform along the line top 'n' tailing with a Grumpy Diesel Engine on one end a Friendly Steam Engine on the other.
Departs at 1100 1145 1230 1315 1400 1445 1530 1615

 

 

Get your Teddy Bears spruced up and ready to Party!
Lots of Teddy Bears, big and small will be making their way to our Annual Special Event, held over the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend...

...with a Teddy Hunt, Teddies in the Museum and Free Face Painting for all the youngsters. Our Miniature Railway will be running as well as the big train ride giving you a 3 mile return trip along our Riverside line. Ideal for the youngsters and Teddies across Lancashire, come and join the fun.

Day Ticket - includes entry to the Museum, Workshop and Unlimited Train Rides 
Adults £8.00 
Children £5.00 Children under 3: Free
Concessions £5.00 
Family £23.00 (2 Adults plus 2 Children)
Teddy Bears Specials Timetable - 45 minute service - Steam & Diesel top and tail each train. 1100 1145 1230 1315 1400 1445 1530 1615

 

 

On Saturday & Sunday 29th & 30th July we have a Transport Weekend lined up that should interest everyone. A Models Weekend featuring the Biggest Model Tramway layout in the UK (running on both days in the Museum) 

The Manchester Model Tramway Group (MMTG) has been displaying it’s collection of large scale model trams to the General Public for over 60 years on an average of one exhibition per year.
The trams are built to a scale of 5/8 “ to a foot with a gauge of 27/16 inch. This is unique to the group and has historical origins. The tramway is handbuilt by members, past and present, and is their personal property.

At present there are trams available based on prototypes from, amongst others,London, Blackburn, Blackpool, Liverpool,Sheffield, Sunderland etc.
The group traces its roots back to when our founder, the late George Oakley, first exhibited the model trams he had built for his son, Rodney, at the Manchester Model Railway Society’s Exhibition in 1949. 
The track is standard coarse 0 gauge rail and chairs, mounted on a hardboard base, many pieces of which are over 50 years old. In the reverse of full size practice, the track is live at 24v DC, and is divided into sections, so the cars can be controlled, with earth return by the overhead.
After far too many years of using whatever tables/trestles etc. the venue can provide, often of different heights, the group have developed our own tables using Unistrut which gives a foundation for good running, and enhances the rail noise!! 
Train Rides will be operating along our line with an hourly service and our Admission Fees are at Gala Event Rates:
Day Ticket - includes entry to the Museum, Workshop and Unlimited Train Rides (Pay on the day of your visit)
Adults £8.00 
Children £5.00 Children under 3: Free
Concessions £5.00 
Family £23.00 2 Adults plus 2 Children
* Disabled visitors and their carers are charged at Concession rate
* We do not do advance bookings - you just turn up and pay on the day
 

 

Spooky Steam Trains - Spooky goings on in the museum and all manner of ghouls and ghosties will make this a great event for all the family. Witches, Wizards, Elves & Goblins are all welcome. 

There is no need to book for this event, just turn up and purchase your tickets on the day. If you are brave enough bring along your family and step aboard the steam train and uncover a whole host of ghouls and ghosties along the journey.
To help scare off the ghouls put on your best witches, wizards or any other spooky costumes you can think of and come aboard our spooky ghost trains - if you dare!

SPOOKY EXTRAS ! - As well as Spooky Train Rides and FREE Spooky Face Painting.....
There is a kids quiz around the museum with a treat at the end for all kids who finish it. We're also going creative with spooky crafts.... Fun to be had for all the youngsters.

****** Will you sit on Seat 13 on the train???

Day Ticket - includes entry to the Museum, Workshop and Unlimited Train Rides 
Adults £8.00 
Children £5.00 Children under 3: Free
Concessions £5.00 
Family £23.00 (2 Adults plus 2 Children)
* Disabled visitors and their carers are charged at Concession rate
* We do not do advance bookings - you just turn up and pay on the day

A 3 mile return trip over the dock swing bridge and alongside the River Ribble.
Spooky Timetable - all services top and tailed Steam loco & Diesel loco
Dept Museum Platform at 1100 / 1145 / 1230 / 1315 / 1400 / 1500 / 1600
Buffet Car on all trains.

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