Have you ever wanted to take control of a diesel locomotive?

Our Next Drive a Diesel will take place on:

We hold regular event days throughout the year, see What’s On for details.

Drive a Diesel sessions available on some Steam and Diesel Days throughout the year.

Sorry all our Drive a Diesel sessions for 2023 are now full. Please check back for 2024 dates.

These sessions are very popular so booking is essential. Times vary depending on the timetable we are operating we have only 9 or 10 slots per day at approximately – *10.30*depending on operational timetable then 11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 13.00, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30, 15.00, 15.30.

Exact times will be given on the day, it is very important that you report to the Driver on the diesel locomotive at least 10 minutes before your session.

This is an add-on to our event days which are taking place on the dates above, for £15 you can drive one of our diesel locomotives along the demonstration line at the Museum guided by one of our trained volunteers.
Please note you will also need an admission ticket for the corresponding date to allow you entry into the site, which will also give you unlimited rides on the train in operation that day, including the miniature railway.

Minimum Age

Drive a Diesel for £15 is available for anyone aged 16 and over.


Drive a Diesel (add-on): 

Please note you will also need an admission ticket for the corresponding day which you are visiting.

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