Come and visit the largest preserved Midland Railway signal box in the UK and one of the few preserved boxes that's open to the public and next to a busy main line railway.
Continuous signalling demonstrations are run on the operating floor upstairs. Railway videos and a slideshow of the restoration are shown downstairs, with many signalling items on display, including single line 'tablet' machines, and other railway-related exhibits.
In the garden there are working signals visitors can operate, old signs, lit oil lamps and other exhibits.
Telegraph 'pole route', extended garden railway.
We suggest you allow at least 1 hour to view the garden and the signal box - no need to book - just come along. Light refreshments are available on open days.
Entrance is FREE, and donations are always welcome. The Trust, a charity, is supported entirely by donations.
Postcode for satnav users is AL1 3AJ. We are surrounded by parking at the station & in Ridgmont Road.
The site is fully accessible except for the long flight of steps to the upper floor of the signal box. For those unable to get upstairs a video of the upstairs workings can be shown downstairs. Accessible toilet and hand washing facilities available on request.
Organisations, schools and groups: Use the link 'Organised Visits' on the top left to find out more about organising visits for groups of up to 40 people outside our normal open days.