Museum of Scottish Railways

Discover Scotland’s largest railway museum.


Follow the visitor trail or cross the historic footbridge at the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway to find this hidden gem.


Three large buildings full of wonders – from full-size locomotives to old fashioned railway signs which once adorned the walls of busy stations, each with a story to tell.


Get hands on and discover railway history through fun interactive displays. Climb on board our vintage Glasgow Subway car and feel the past surround you.


Become a signalman and pull the levers on the authentic signal  lever frame and challenge your friends to work out how to operate the points.


Find out about life aboard a travelling Post Office Coach by sorting the letters yourself and don’t miss the famous video of the Night Mail. All aboard!


Climb aboard a mighty steam engine. Imagine the thrill of being on the footplate hurtling along the track at 126mph!

  •     Cafe / Restaurant available on site – when railway is in operation only
  •     Kiosk/ Shop- when railway is in operation only
  •     Public Toilet Facilities
  •     Garden with Picnic Area 
  •     Coach Parking On-site
  •     Disabled Access and Parking
  •     Free Parking On-Site
  •     Baby Changing Facilities Available
  •     Children Very Welcome
  •     ASVA Member
  •     No Smoking Permitted

The Museum is open 7 days a week from 1st April to 29th October 1100 to 1630 (last admission 1600)


Plus special events on certain dates in November and December


NEW - there is now a Community Bus which runs directly from Edinburgh making it easier to access the Railway for more info just click here