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The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust-The West Shed

Type:Museum - Transport

c/o Midland Railway-Butterley Station
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The West Shed

Guide Prices

Entry to the West Shed is free. If accessing the site via heritage train ride from the Midland Railway-Butterley, train fares apply (prices vary). Contact the Midland Railway for details – tel. 01773 570140 or see



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site light refreshments


  • Baby changing facilities


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups - The facilities indicated above are specifically available at The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust’s West Shed Museum. However, we are located on a larger tourist site – the MIDLAND RAILWAY-BUTTERLEY – which has additional facilities for visitors including: - picnic area - coach parties accepted - on-site catering (café)

Opening Times

Season (11 Feb 2019 - 12 Nov 2019)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday11:00 - 16:00

* Closed for the winter season -13/11/2017 to Mid-Feb 2018


Map & Directions

Road Directions

The West Shed museum is located on the Swanwick Junction museum site of the Midland Railway-Butterley. Main access to the Swanwick site is via a heritage train ride from the Midland Railway’s Butterley Station, or via a footpath from Butterley Station (distance approximately ½ mile - unsuitable for pushchairs and people with mobility issues due to uneven ground). Once on the Swanwick site, follow the signs to walk up to the West Shed.


Leave the M1 at Junction 28 and take the A38 South (signed towards Derby).Exit the A38 onto the B6179 towards Swanwick.Continue on the B6179 to the Midland Railway-Butterley, which is located over the railway bridge adjacent to Butterley reservoir.

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