Inside the Steam Train Museum

A Channel 5 documentary series behind the scenes of Bressingham Steam Museum

Inside the Steam Train Museum – series 2

If you’re looking for “that place off the TV programme” then you’re in the right spot! We are indeed the wonderful Steam Museum featured on Channel 5’s Inside the Steam Train Museum, series 2 of which is currently showing on Channel 5 with episodes also available to download on My5.

The first series of the show aired in 2020, during lockdown, and was a big hit with audiences across the UK. On the success of series 1, Firepit Media was commissioned to make series 2 and filming for this took place over 2021 and 2022.

Over 4 wonderful episodes you can escape back into the bygone world of Bressingham Steam Museum and go behind the scenes again to join our passionate staff and volunteers in our quirky bubble of nostalgia. Of course, there have been changes at the museum, so you’ll see faces both familiar and new. Watch as we get stuck into restoration projects, run into unforeseen problems and come up with fresh ideas to help keep the

We very much hope that you enjoy series 2 every bit as much as series 1 and, of course, that it will inspire you to come and experience Bressingham Steam Museum for yourselves. You’ll almost certainly spot faces from the show on your visit.

Episode 1 – “60 years of steam” aired on Friday 23 June on Channel 5 and is available to download now on My5.

Episode 2 – “The Steam Obsession” will air at 8pm on Friday 30 June on Channel 5. The gallopers roundabout receives some much-needed attention as the roof is replaced and the organ repaired before the start of the open season. Volunteer Mark takes his miniature traction engine out on a road run. The enthusiastic live steam model railway group work on their layout and run their model trains at Bressingham, and showman’s engine ‘Queen Mary’ visits the museum to power the lights on the gallopers roundabout. 

Episode 3 - Steamboats and Steampunk’: Engineer Brian has the task of repainting an engine ahead of the upcoming steampunk event where bizarre costumes and unusual activities descend upon the museum for a day of “Victorian retro-futurism”. Office manager Julie learns to operate a steam engine for the first time, and the museum take their new steamboat exhibit for its maiden voyage on the Norfolk broads, despite a worrying last minute temporary fix to a hole in the hull. 

Episode 4 will be aired soon. We’ll keep you updated.

Episodes 1-3 of series 2 is available to download here: My 5