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Bury Transport Museum
Caption: Bury Transport Museum
Meeting Venue
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Hire a Train
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Food and Drink
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Team Building
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Everything you need
Caption: Everything you need

Bury Transport Museum

Across from Bury Station, housed in a restored goods warehouse dating back to 1848, Bury Transport Museum enables visitors to get up close to restored vehicles and learn about the region’s rich transport heritage through interactive and kid friendly exhibits. The museum is fully wheelchair accessible with lifts to the platform areas and Education Suite. Disabled toilets are available both upstairs and downstairs and can be easily reached from the lifts. More information on Bury Transport Museum.

Train and Meeting Room Hire

There are a range of facilities at the railway which could enhance your next corporate function. From private train hire and luxurious on-board dining facilities to a well-equipped meeting room in Bury Transport Museum. More information on Corporate Hospitality.

Food and Drink

An array of food and drink facilities are available across the railway, from the popular pub The Trackside to the traditional Buffet, both located at Bury Bolton Street Station. Rawtenstall Station is home to the award winning Buffer Stops Bar and a converted railway carriage turned café. On special event days Castlecroft Café, adjacent to Bury Transport Museum is also open. More information on Food & Drink venues.

Gift Shop

The East Lancashire Railway Gift Shop, located in Bury Bolton Street Station, sells a wide variety of products from pocket money treats to railway branded merchandise and a range of DVDs and books. More information on the Gift Shop.


Parking is available at all stations. Facilities at Bury are limited and subject to charges. Heywood Station has a large free car park and is located just a few minutes from Junction 2 of the M66. Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall Stations have some free parking facilities. Limited coach parking is available at Bury Bolton Street Station. Coach drop off points are also available at Bury and Rawtenstall Stations. Bury Transport Museum has a large car park available for museum visitors.


Wheelchair access is provided at all stations and Bury Transport Museum. More information on accessibility can be found in our Accessibility Statement. The statement can also be downloaded below.

Picnic Areas

Picnic areas with benches are provided at all stations. Both benches and tables are provided at Irwell Vale.

Toilet/ Baby Changing

Toilets are located at Heywood, Bury, Ramsbottom, Rawtenstall and Bury Transport Museum. Disabled toilet facilities can be found at Bury, Ramsbottom, Rawtenstall and Bury Transport Museum. Baby changing facilities are located at Bury Bolton Street Station, Ramsbottom Station and Bury Transport Museum.

Our visitors say…

  • Lots of places to get off and explore. The carriages are nice and there is a nice mix of locomotives of different types. Plenty of space for wheelchairs and buggies. Staff are really friendly and helpful.

Notices and promotions

  • Find timetables and fares here
  • Useful Downloads

    You'll find event timetables, visitor guides, booking forms, menus and much more in our downloads section.

  • Accessibility

    All stations and Bury Transport Museum are fully accessible for visitors in wheelchairs. Disabled toilets are available at all manned stations.

    Read our Accessibility Statement

  • Corporate hospitality packages

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