The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway is the perfect place to visit on a school trip to the Lake District! It has a fascinating history dating back to its construction in the 1870s, as the first public narrow-gauge railway in England. A special steam train ride is only the start of the experience though. We can also offer guided school group tours of the Ravenglass site and museum, with its historic artefacts and interactive features.
Discover the restored Furness Railway main-line signal box, our engineering workshops and engine shed, and take a glimpse behind the scenes of the museum’s restoration areas. Tours are led by enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff and can cover a general history of the railway or focus on a specific topic, such as mining and quarrying industries, our locomotives, or life in Eskdale.