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“When for the 1940s weekend”

Mid Suffolk Light Railway Museum
Ranked #4 of 15 things to do in Stowmarket
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Owner description: Located in the heart of the countryside, the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum is Suffolk's only standard gauge steam railway. Known locally as the 'Middy', this quaint little line running from Haughley to Laxfield opened in 1904, firstly for freight and later for passengers. The line closed in 1952 and the track was lifted; however in the early 1990's a group of enthusiasts decided to revive this forgotten piece of Suffolk history, firstly as a museum and later by adding a demonstration line for visitors to experience rural travel on vintage trains. The work of the museum was recognised when the Middy was declared the winner of the Suffolk Museum of the Year Award for 2014. Today the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum is a registered charity and while the museum may be small, visitors can look forward to a big welcome from our voluntary staff. Upon purchasing your ticket you are able to ride the trains as many times as you wish, and being a season ticket this also allows you to return free of charge throughout the year (except special events days). We have a well-stocked shop, real ale bar, and tearoom serving beverages, home-made cakes and hot snacks. We look forward to welcoming you to the Middy very soon, for more details about our events and opening times.
Norwich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“When for the 1940s weekend”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

It was a great atmosphere, the re-enactors were pleasant and the Dad's Army Home Guard excellent. Highlight was the Spitfire flypast. Excellent little railway and great atmosphere.

Visited May 2013
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framlingham
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“open day”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

Too expensive. £1.20 for a cup of tea out of a machine. Over £2.00f or a really small filled roll. Nothing special. The museum is well worth a visit. Just take your own food. Eat outside.

Visited May 2013
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Lowestoft
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A lovely small attraction set in a peaceful setting.”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

A very relaxing and interesting attraction set in lovely quiet Suffolk countryside. A splendid job has been made of rebuilding the old carriages used on the line, and also the many old goods wagons seen there. The MSLR steam locomotive is in pieces and the one in use when we went to the railway was on loan, apparently it belongs to the Midland & Great Northern Society and is based on the North Norfolk Railway.

Visited May 2013
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

We live about 20 miles away yet this was out first visit. With your children aged 6 and 4, they love anything steam train orientated and this was a fabulous afternoon spent. It's not the biggest museum, but the care and attention the volunteers put in to giving you a great visit, is outstanding. The kids loved riding the train, even getting to sit in the guards van and wave the flag. Such good value for money as well. Takes a bit of finding, but well worth the trip

Visited January 2013
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Totnes
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Out of Area railway visit”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

We like to support any heritage railway in the area's we visit,this is a good example, but we had limited time to spend on a trip, so we just spent time around the main site, hence our average rating, we have the best in South Devon.

Visited April 2012
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