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To visit, please book free admission tickets or request an education visit.

Please note the Miniature Railway is closed for maintenance.

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Miniature Railway

Climb aboard and experience the railways in small scale on our fantastic miniature railway ride.

Journey past gigantic railway objects and through the changing landscape of South Yard. Come back throughout the year to enjoy a different journey as our plants grow and the seasons change.

For your safety

Please help us to keep everyone safe by wearing a face covering on the Miniature Railway, unless you are exempt. As always, under-12s must be accompanied by an adult.


Available to book at the main ticket desk near the museum entrance. We recommend booking your ride on arrival at the museum to avoid disappointment.

Our Miniature Railway ride remains very popular and tickets are subject to availability. We may occasionally be able to release some tickets for advance bookings during school holidays. Tickets can be booked at the same time as your free museum entry ticket. If you would like to add tickets onto your existing museum admission booking, please call us on 033 0058 0058.

Please note we may not be able to run the Miniature Railway on days affected by extreme weather conditions or limited volunteer availability. In these circumstances, if you have booked tickets in advance, a member of our customer service team will be in touch to discuss options.

Part of the Science Museum Group