Good news for all train enthusiasts, the eagerly awaited Bluebell Railway museum is now open! Lord Faulkner of Worcester, the president of the Heritage Railway Association cut the tape and opened the new visitor experience last week.
Located at Sheffield Park in East Sussex, the opening of the new museum is part of a larger project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The museum is fitted with information panels; inter actives and audio visual displays to ensure fun for the whole family.
The old waiting room entrance at platform two is now a display of the history of the Bluebell Railway from 1959 to the present day. On visiting the museum you are able to explore the connection between the industrial revolution, the railways, and those who built them.
Most importantly the museum includes some old favourites such as the model of the Paddle Steamer Paris and ‘London Jack’, the famous railway collecting box dog.
The Bluebell Railway is the UK’s only all-steam railway and in addition the museum and scheduled passenger trains there is also the Golden Arrow Pullman Train, where you are able to enjoy a memorable meal out on board the steam train. The Railway also holds many fun events in the summer such as Family Fun, the English Summer Fair, and Rail Ale days. For more information please visit www.bluebell-railway.co.uk
If you would like to visit the Bluebell Railway but have no where to stay we have some lovely cottages within easy reach of Sheffield Park Station, such as Chestnut Cottage in Uckfield – http://www.mulberrycottages.com/cottage/holiday-cottages-in-east-sussex/36780-chestnut-cottage/