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Visit the Museum of Scottish Railways, Scotland’s largest railway museum.

In 2017 the Museum is open 7 days a week from 1 April 29 October plus 25 & 26 March. Opening times are 11am-4.30pm (last admission 4pm)

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 railway 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. Get an insight into life aboard a travelling Post Office Coach by sorting the letters yourself and don’t miss the famous video of the Night Mail.

NEW FOR 2017 Brass Rubbing Trail – Help yourself to a free booklet  and follow the visitor trail from Bo’ness Station to the Museum  finding our eight new brass  rubbings on the way! Pop in to the Display Shed on the way which houses the last remaining “Glasgow Blue Train”, a recently restored Class 126 Diesel Multiple Unit and several other heritage items of rolling stock.

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UPDATE : Wheelchair users may find parts of this path to the museum challenging.  We are working to improve it but in the meantime if you would like to arrange vehicle access on train running days please talk to a member of station or call the museum directly on 01506 201521.


Admission Times & Prices

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In 2017 the Museum is open 7 days a week from 1 April 29 October plus 25 & 26 March. Opening times are 11am-4.30pm (last admission 4pm)

Admission Prices

Children (under 16) free with accompanying adult

£5  Adult Day Ticket

£8  Adult Annual Ticket which gives unlimited free entry for one year from the date of your first visit

Special price of £2 for one visit when purchased with your Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway ticket.



Where Are We?

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Find us at the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway, access over the metal footbridge in the car park or via our level Visitor Trail and next to the Model Railway at Bo’ness Station which takes in the whole site including our new Display Shed and is included in your admission price.

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About the Collection

The collection is based in the Museum of Scottish Railways at Bo’ness and we also have a significant object and archive collection, illustrating the history of railways in Scotland, a history which of course is still being written.

Most of the railway heritage items not currently operating are displayed in the Museum of Scottish Railways, or in our new vehicle display area, beside Bo’ness Station. Some items are kept in buildings which do not have public access, but there are occasional guided tours to these – see More to Enjoy at the Museum above. For access to collections not on display please contact

Scottish Railways 96dpi RGBWe were awarded full Accreditation status, as the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway, on 30th April 2009. The award demonstrates that we have achieved defined national standards relating to governance, visitor services and collection management. Our collection has also been recognised through the Scottish Government Recognition Scheme as being of national significance.

Further details of the exhibits can be found on the Scottish Railway Preservation Society Collections Website.