|Looking for: ||Museums / Galleries, Transport|
|Address: ||Conwy Valley Railway Museum & Model Shop
The Old Goods Yard
|Postcode: ||LL24 0AL|
|Kids Activity: ||Outdoors|
|Telephone: ||01690 710568|
|Website: ||Click Here|
in the beautiful village of Betws-y-Coed adjacent to the British Rail
station Conwy Valley Railway Museum is a must for all that enjoy
trains. A miniature railway
takes you on a 10 minute trip around the beautifully landscaped
grounds. If you are lucky you may see wild rabbits grazing by the pond.
There is even a tunnel for the train to go through. Trains run every day
from 10.30am to 4.30pm. In the season and every weekend there will be a
steam engine pulling the train - at other times a diesel engine will be
in service. For a different view of the site take the fifteen inch
gauge electric tramcar – the only one in Wales. As this is a larger vehicle it is suitable for those with mobility problems.
For the children there are dodgem cars and rides. They can even drive the Tomy tram along its own track. There is also a 66' long scenic model railway in one of the old standard gauge rolling stock vans.
Inside the museum
we have model railways that you can operate by pressing a button. There
are lots of railway artefacts and miniature railway engines including a
magnificent quarter scale Britannia. The museum is accessible to the disabled.
Come and browse our well stocked model shop
with a large selection of model trains including Hornby sets and
accessories, die cast cars and planes, Airfix model kits and railway
When you want refreshments our café is situated in a real buffet coach.
There really is something for all ages to enjoy. We are open every day from 10am to 5pm.