Our Moor Road headquarters

Once you have arrived on site (more information in the Finding Us page), you enter the main Engine House through the big red door.

The entrance and ticket office window

Next you will need to visit our Ticket window, where our team can help you purchase tickets for your journey, and help you with any questions you may have about your day.

We accept payment by cash, credit/debit card, or you can pre-book via our website. Unfortunately we cannot currently accept American Express as payment.

Even if you’ve pre-booked online, you will still need to pick up your tickets from here.

On your right you will find our toilet facilities, male, female and disabled/baby change. These are the only toilets we have, so using them could make sense!

The Introductory Gallery

Through the white double doors, you will enter our Shop, Cafe and Introductory Gallery areas.

Our cafe serves tea, coffee, and other drinks, plus sweets, cakes and other light refreshments.

A range of souvenirs, gifts and toys are also available for sale, including books and DVDs about Middleton Railway.

The Introductory Gallery explains why Middleton Railway is so important, and it’s links with the Leeds locomotive building industry.

The next set of double doors lead to our Museum, and Display Hall.

Here you will find many of our locomotives, some no longer working, some awaiting refurbishment, and some currently in use.

There is a cutaway boiler which explains how a steam engine works.

You can climb onboard 2 of our engine cabs which will give you chance to experience how these beasts were driven.

There is also an assortment of items from the Leeds locomotive building industry, and items from our Railway’s history

Visitors pause on the platform to admire the engine

At the far end of the Display Hall, you’ll find a small door which leads up to our Moor Road station platform, where you can board one of our hand built carriages for your journey – the highlight of any visit!

No 6 at Park Halt preparing to depart back for Moor Road

One of our Steam or Diesel locomotives will take you on a trip from Moor Road to Park Halt.

Here, you can choose to stay aboard and return to Moor Road, or disembark and visit Middleton Park, and return on a later service.

Bluebells in Middleton Park

Middleton Park covers an area of approximately 630 acres and is made up of a mixture of ancient woodland, open grassland and recreational areas.

There are lots of signposted walks around the park, and there is a boating lake, a visitor centre and a children’s play area.

The Park has various organised events and activities, and these can be found on the “Friends of Middleton Park” website.