We are consistently trying to improve on what facilities we offer and will update the site frequently. In order to help you organise your visit we have listed below what we believe is important to know before you arrive. If we have missed anything please call us on 01506 825855 or email us and we will be more than happy to talk to you about it.
Getting between Bo’ness Station and Museum
There is a 500 metre level walk from the station to the museum buildings, or alternatively a shorter route over the footbridge at the entrance to the carpark. Wheelchair users may find parts of the level path challenging due to the rough surface of the path. We are working to improve the path and look at other ways to make the museum more accessible but in the meantime if you would like to arrange vehicle access to the museum please call our office in advance on 01506 825855. Alternatively you can talk to a member of station staff on running days and they will help if staffing levels allow.
Good disabled parking beside station building.
Good access for wheelchairs to the station platform, disabled toilets, café, shop and model railway.
Museum of Scottish Railways at Bo’ness
Parts of the visitor trail to the museum at Bo’ness may be unsuitable for wheelchairs, restricting access for wheelchair users to the Museum. Level access to and around the Museum and disabled toilets. Some exhibits are only accessible by steps.
Passenger Trains- (standard days – may not apply on Gala Days eg Winter Diesel Gala)
Portable ramps provide good access for wheelchairs to our specially adapted carriage on branch trains at all stations. Please ask train staff if you require anything from the on train buffet and they will be pleased to help. There is no disabled toilet on the train.
Good access for wheelchairs to the station platform and visitor walks around the nature reserve along the foreshore.
Good access for wheelchairs to the station platform and visitor walks around the woodland trail. There is a slope from the platform to the bridge and woodland trail.
The station can only be accessed from passenger trains.
The platform surface at Manuel is unsuitable for wheelchairs.
The elevated viewing area at Manuel is only accessible by steps.
“This hidden gem is only 40 minutes drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh. The staff are really friendly and looked after us as we boarded a beautiful steam train, we saw heritage diesels too. The sights, smells and sounds really took us back in time. After a browse around the excellent Museum of Scottish Railways and a bite to eat in the Station Buffet we all agreed we would recommend it to everyone and we would definitely be back.”
Mr P Gray, Falkirk
The Scottish Railway Preservation Society
Operators of Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway and Museum of Scottish Railways
Scottish Charity No. SC002375