Opening Times and last rides
The Museum and Gardens open daily at 10:30am and closes at 5:00pm (5:30pm July & August). (October - closing times and last ride times may vary depending on the time of dusk - check before travelling)
- Railway rides commence at 11:00am and Gallopers rides commence from 10.30am.
- Last rides will normally be at 4:30pm daily, but may be later on special event days.
- Last admission is one hour before the site closes.
Please consult our operating calendar before you visit:
Tickets can be pre-booked online but you are also able to buy tickets on the door.
Tickets for The Gardeners Entry Only Days which are highlighted in GREEN in the above calendar cannot be purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased on the door on the day.
Wednesdays to Sundays are always Steam Days.
Steam Day Service levels - We aim to operate least two trains and the Gallopers. For Weekends, Bank Holidays and school holidays we aim to operate three trains and the Gallopers.
For clarification on when we run the Standard Gauge Railway, please contact the museum directly or check our social media.