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They have a small but interesting museum with some interactive stands. The workshop is also worth a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Preston, United Kingdom
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Great museum!

Hop on the steam train for a fun ride back in time - choo-choo! You can also watch how the driver... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Preston, United Kingdom
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Hidden away in the heart of Preston's old Industrial Docklands, Ribble Steam Railway has been greeting visitors since 2005. Whatever the weather, you can expect a warm and friendly welcome from Ribble Steam's team of committed volunteers. Whether...more
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Chain Caul Road | Chain Caul Road, Ashton, Preston, Lancashire, Preston PR2 2PD, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

They have a small but interesting museum with some interactive stands. The workshop is also worth a visit. Train ride takes about 25 minutes and shows the docks in a new light. I went to a fascinating talk/slide show on the Sentinels and hope they...More

Thank bikerdave2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hop on the steam train for a fun ride back in time - choo-choo! You can also watch how the driver operates the train (detaching/attaching the engine to carriages, changing tracks, pumping water, etc.) and learn about steam trains and how they work. The ticket...More

Thank polyksena
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Third time we've been and thoroughly enjoyed it again. Different exhibits and things going on in the workshop,super 150 year old loco in action pulling lovely restored carriages with buffet bar around the marina. Ideal for both railway enthusiasts and families. A well run attraction...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Steam Railway with our train mad boys. All the staff were so welcoming and prepared to take the extra time to speak to our boys (who are both severely autistic) and let them experience everything is their own special way. As we were...More

Thank Carol I
Reviewed 17 June 2018

My daughter and I visited one Sunday we had a snack in the cafe and a look around the museum then a ride down the line in a nice coach behind a lovely little shunting engine

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 1 May 2018

This is brilliant, great shop plus cafe. Nice things to do and see. Plus a great ride on a steam train as well. Staff really nice as well.

1  Thank lezt45cdo
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Down by Preston Docks is a small collection of steam and diesel engines, with a few actually built not very far away. Don't expect anything on the scale of the National Railway Museum in York though. A warehouse of old engines, a workshop and a...More

1  Thank Tony W
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Have lived here twelve years and this is my first time to Ribble Steam - what have I been doing? An excellently maintained attraction, with some fantastic stock, and while the ride is pretty short you can go again as often as you want -...More

2  Thank David1000
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We have been on both the Halloween and Santa special train trips, both are amazing, children receive a gift from santa, the Halloween special " frightened me to death, an employee dressed in a wolf mask crept up behind where I was sitting, my friend...More

1  Thank elsie6788e
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Fabulous family day out would highly recommend.the staff are fantastic.and we all particularly loved the singing.we will be back

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26 May 2017|
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Response from quizmaster1957 | Property representative |
There is no charge for visitors under three years of age, thankyou for asking. All the details are of course on our website including open times, directions and much more.
29 January 2016|
Response from neilwatson54 | Reviewed this property |
Just Saturday & Sunday as during the week the line is used for the Lindsay to Preston Oil trains
Derek T
23 September 2015|
Response from quizmaster1957 | Property representative |
The train ride takes approximately 35 to 40 minutes. If we have one locomotive in steam, it runs around the train in the sidings to pull the train on the return. This is an hourly service starting at 11am. If we are running... More