To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Ribble Steam Railway

Type: Steam Railway

Chain Caul Road
Ashton-on-Ribble
Preston
Lancashire
PR2 2PD

Tel: 01772 728 800

Add Ribble Steam Railway to your Itinerary

Ribble Steam railway,

Hidden away in the heart of Preston’s old Industrial Docklands, Ribble Steam Railway has been greeting visitors since 2005. Whatever the weather, you can expect a warm and friendly welcome from Ribble Steam’s team of committed volunteers. Whether you are a keen steam enthusiast, or just simply looking for a fun and relaxed day out, Ribble Steam offers a memorable experience of Lancashire’s world famous Industrial heritage. Visit the museum discover the history of Preston docks and the story of the first electrical trains. Did you know Preston once had a key role in designing and building trains, close to docks, that were then exported all over the World?  

 

Ribble Steam Railway knows just what keeps young minds entertained. Remember to grab your Thomas the Tank flag, before hopping aboard your steam train* for the day.  Enjoy unlimited daily train rides along the 1 ½ mile dock and riverside line. Watch the twinkle grow in their eyes, both young and the old, as they experience the sheer delight of travelling by steam. Take time out to enjoy the rhythmic journey, steadily moving past a normally unseen part of Preston’s docklands. Travel across the Preston Marina and swing bridge. Surround yourself with the naturally relaxing landscape. Discover the wildlife and fauna that live & grow along the riverside railway.

 

Waiting for your next train? Take a break, at the popular Whistle Stop Café. Sample a refreshing drink, a tasty all day breakfast, or an afternoon treat. Dave the Engine Driver loves his bacon and egg barm, and says it always gives him “just enough fuel for his busy day”!  

 

There is always much to explore in the “hands on” museum, complete with a fabulous indoor miniature railway for young hearts. You may be curious about the “engineering goings on” in the workshops. Watch treasured industrial engines and locomotives lovingly being restored, behind the scenes. Remember to check out the RSR shop to find that special visit memento, present, specialist publication or popular railway character memorabilia. Look out for art activities, special events and exhibitions including MADE IN PRESTON, Friendly Engines and Season Santa Specials.

 

There is FREE car parking adjacent to the Railway Centre entrance. The site is on one level and is accessible for prams, pushchairs and wheelchairs including boarding the train. Ribble Steam is a fully sensory experience with sights, smells and noises to stimulate, and invigorate the senses.

* The 1950’s Diesel Railbus Service runs on Wednesdays in the summer months and gives a panoramic view of the dock and riverside line.

 

Ribble Steam Railway is a registered charity, which is steadily growing driven by the tireless effort and energy of their committed team of volunteers. For more information about visiting call 01772 728 800 or visit www.ribblesteam.org.uk or www.facebook.com/Ribblesteam @ribblesteam

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction

Awards

  • National Awards***Member of Marketing Lancashire ***Member of Marketing Lancashire 2014

Opening Times

Trains run on the hour from 11 to last train at 4 (01/05/2015 - 30/09/2015)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
ThursdayClosed
FridayClosed
Saturday10:3017:00
Sunday10:3017:00
Santa Specials run on December Weekends (01/12/2015 - 31/12/2015)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
ThursdayClosed
FridayClosed
Saturday10:3017:00
Sunday10:3017:00

* Also open Wednesdays during August only.

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£6.00 per ticket
2+2£18.00 per ticket
Children and Concessions£4.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

What's Nearby

  1. Preston Musical Comedy Society

    Add Preston Musical Comedy Society  to your Itinerary

    Preston Musical Comedy Society are one of the most highly regarded amateur musical...

    2.04 miles away
  2. Harris Museum and Art Gallery

    Add Harris Museum and Art Gallery to your Itinerary

    A great day out for all the family, the Harris Museum & Art Gallery is a treasure trove...

    2.25 miles away
  3. Guild Hall & Charter Theatre

    Add Guild Hall & Charter Theatre to your Itinerary

    Located in the city centre, the Guild Hall Entertainment Complex has two fantastic venues...

    2.37 miles away
  1. The Museum of Lancashire

    Add The Museum of Lancashire to your Itinerary

    SMALL VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR 2012 - LANCASHIRE TOURISM AWARDS!
    Your family...

    2.64 miles away
  2. Rascals Party and Play Centre

    Add Rascals Party and Play Centre to your Itinerary

    Play safely on the amazing multi-level soft play structure, bounce on trampolines,...

    3.06 miles away
  3. Fired 4 U

    Add Fired 4 U to your Itinerary

    The Fired 4 U pottery painting studio welcomes everyone - families, friends and...

    3.45 miles away
  4. British Commercial Vehicle Museum

    Add British Commercial Vehicle Museum to your Itinerary

    Submerge yourself in a nostalgic environment, packed with sounds, smells and sights from...

    5.14 miles away
  5. Brockholes

    Add Brockholes to your Itinerary

    Brockholes is a new kind of nature reserve, an unreserved reserve. Located at Junction 31...

    5.22 miles away
  6. AFC Fylde

    Add AFC Fylde to your Itinerary

    AFC Fylde or 'The Coasters' are the fastest growing football team on the Fylde Coast. The...

    5.25 miles away
  7. West Lancashire Light Railway

    Add West Lancashire Light Railway to your Itinerary

    An operational, narrow gauge steam railway, with a historic collection of locomotives and...

    5.33 miles away
  8. Leyland Festival 2015

    Add Leyland Festival 2015 to your Itinerary

    20th June - The festival at Worden Park, Leyland will provide a weekend of family fun...

    5.63 miles away
  9. Lancaster Canal Cruises

    Add Lancaster Canal Cruises to your Itinerary

    Operating a fleet of boats and canal barges on the Lancaster Canal from a small village...

    6.32 miles away
  10. Myerscough College Gardens and Plant World

    Add Myerscough College Gardens and Plant World to your Itinerary

    The Gardens cover an area of over two hectares and are home to some wonderful plant and...

    6.58 miles away
  11. Huntley's Country Stores

    Add Huntley's Country Stores to your Itinerary

    A farm shop serving teas and coffees along with locally produced cakes, jams, preserves,...

    6.98 miles away
  12. Alston Hall

    Add Alston Hall to your Itinerary

    Situated in the heart of the Ribble Valley, Alston Hall offers a rich programme of adult...

    7.02 miles away
  13. Barton Grange Garden Centre

    Add Barton Grange Garden Centre to your Itinerary

    The award-winning Barton Grange Garden Centre is on the A6 at Brock between Preston and...

    7.08 miles away
Previous Next

Show What's Nearby

  1. The Park Hotel

    3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars Small Hotel

    Type

    Hotel

    0.96 miles away
  2. Preston Serviced Apartments

    3-4 Visit England Stars 3– 43-4 Visit England Stars

    Type

    Serviced Apartment

    2.31 miles away
  3. Bartle Hall Hotel

    4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars Hotel

    Type

    Hotel

    2.52 miles away
  4. Preston Marriott Hotel

    Type

    Hotel

    3.54 miles away
  5. Otters Boat Hire

    Type

    Boatyard

    4.15 miles away