Chasewater Railway highly recommend taking the time during your visit to the colliery line to experience our Accredited Railway Museum, which is located in the Heritage Centre at Brownhills West Station.
Chasewater Railway Museum received full accreditation in 2011 by the Museums, Libraries & Archives Council (the MLA). This award is in recognition of our volunteer's efforts to achieve the high standards of care and of good practice expected of accredited Museums throughout the UK, and to provide a quality experience for those visitors, of all ages and interests, who come to see what the Museum has to offer.
What's to See?
Admission to the Museum is free and also accessible to visitors with mobility difficulties.
Visitors can view a vast array of railway items, some from as early as the 1800s. Although we try to focus on artefacts associated with the local area, with its strong links with the coal mining industry, our collections include items from much further afield. You don't have to be an expert on railways to appreciate the inspirational displays prepared by our Museum Curator, Barry Bull, and his team of volunteer helpers.
Moving to the Museum area of the Heritage Centre, visitors are able to view a number of historic wagons and passenger coaches (the oldest having been built in 1875) which are part of our wider heritage collection. Many have strong local and regional connections, and all are of importance within the nation's railway heritage.
We are able to accommodate organised groups, disabled visitors and bona fide students on non-operating days by prior arrangement, and the Museum is available to children taking part in the Railway's Education Programme.
The Railway is always on the look-out for items to add to the museum collection. If you have something in the garage or loft for which you would like to find a good home, then please don't hesitate to let us know by telephone during operating hours or by completing our contact form.
We are continuing to receive some truly interesting railway and related artefacts, some of which are of local historical significance, ensuring the displays are constantly being enhanced and updated. We would welcome any further donations or loans of items for display at Chasewater.