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Our museum reopens on Wednesday 19 May. Find out more on the Visit page

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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.


Miniature Railway reopens on 29 May, with limited availability on some afternoons 19–28 May. To find out if the ride is running, ask at our ticket desk upon arrival at the museum.

For your safety

Each carriage will be restricted to one household or social bubble at a time, up to a maximum of six people (including children aged 1 and under). Please wear a face covering in accordance with Government guidelines. As always, under-12s must be accompanied by an adult.


Available at the main ticket desk near the museum entrance.

Please note we may not be able to run the Miniature Railway on days affected by extreme weather conditions or volunteer availability.

Part of the Science Museum Group