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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

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. We recommend booking your ride on arrival at the museum to avoid disappointment.

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