Since 1990, volunteer members of the ‘Bahamas’ Locomotive Society have transformed the original building into two distinct areas.
The Museum houses our collection of object and items of railway interest – which at present includes two of our steam locomotives Nunlow and Tiny.
The Museum exhibition has been created and produced entirely by our own volunteers.
We are usually open Tuesday to Sunday, and Bank Holidays (except Christmas), between 11.00am and 4.00pm,
Wheelchair users have easy access to the ground floor and WC, and the upper gallery via a lift.
Visitors to the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway who hold a Rover Ticket can gain access to the Museum free of charge, otherwise the following entrance fees apply:
Adults – £3.00, Concessions – £2.50, Children/Students – £2.00.
A joint ticketing arrangement has been initiated with the adjacent Museum of Rail Travel (the CARRIAGE WORKS), whereby the following charges allow access to both museums at Ingrow:
Adults – £5.00, Concessions – £4.00, Children/Students – £3.00
The Workshop area provides for the maintenance and overhaul of our locomotives and rolling stock. Visitors to the Museum are able to view the Workshop from the upper gallery.
The museum is part of RAIL STORY, a collaborative venture with the Vintage Carriages Trust, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and ourselves. We have renamed the museum the ENGINE SHED to help integrate better our ‘story of the locomotive’ with the CARRIAGE SHED and the RAILWAY STATION.
For more information on the RAIL STORY project please visit www.http://railstory.co.uk
For those who are interested in the wider surroundings of our base at Ingrow, the short presentation below offers a historical view of the locality. Further information is provided in our publication ‘Ingrow – a history of its industry and transport’, available HERE.
One of the themes included in the museum exhibition is the topic of trainspotting. This hobby, which grew in popularity in the 1950s and 1960s, resulted in an enthusiasm for railways that resulted in the creation of the heritage railways we have today.
The video below provides a brief introduction to this hobby.