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Now rocks by rails. No longer a scrap yard!

Now called rocks by rails long gone are the days of this place looking like a scrap yard... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2016
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Well worth a visit

What a great day out, very interesting place, run by enthusiastic and friendly volunteers. So much... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2016
Louise J
Warrington, United Kingdom
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20 Jun 2016
“Now rocks by rails. No longer a scrap yard!”
15 Jun 2016
“Well worth a visit”
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Ashwell Road, Cottesmore LE15 7BX, England
+44 1572 813203
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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Now called rocks by rails long gone are the days of this place looking like a scrap yard. Volunteers all friendly and enthusiastic. Cafe with with very reasonable prices. Nice little bit of track with brake van rides behind diesel or steam engine depending on...More

2  Thank pooldave180
Reviewed 16 June 2016

What a great day out, very interesting place, run by enthusiastic and friendly volunteers. So much history and stock to see. Not spoilt by commercialism either. Check open days as it's not open every day. Drive a train!

Thank Louise J
Reviewed 21 October 2014

Just had a lovely day at Rocks by Rail, the people are very friendly and there were lots of things to look at. We went on the nature trail which was nicely kept in order. Every time you visit there is something new. I am...More

2  Thank viperrider03
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Great little museum dedicated to the ironstone industry in this part of the country. I visited on an open day and there were excavators, draglines and trains working. Really friendly staff, keen to explains all there was to see - it's nice to be able...More

1  Thank Daveynorth
Reviewed 26 April 2013

This recently revamped site aims to bring together all the artefacts used in ironstone mining which, with the import of higher quality iron ore, no longer tales pace. An operational rail line, with brake van rides [hauled by industrial diesel or steam locos], gives a...More

4  Thank Brassed_Off_Jynxed
Reviewed 13 April 2013

I do remember steam & its great that the history is preserved but it is quite a small area. Did have an enjoyable short trip on the old train. Very much for the enthusiast probably men & children.

2  Thank judith k
Reviewed 8 October 2012

Rocks by Rail is the name now given to Rutland railway Museum. Situated between Ashwell and Cottesmore in Rutland, the museum illustrates iron ore extraction and the industrial railways used to carry the ore. There is a workshop where locomotives undergoing repair and restoration may...More

5  Thank Pete L
Reviewed 6 July 2012

Really good day out for young and old, Trains, excavators and workshops. mazing history of iron ore quarrying

6  Thank MacSapper
Reviewed 10 March 2012

A must visit place for all railway buffs! Recently re-branded as Rocks by Rail Museum. This little museum run totally by volunteers is a lovely little place. Staff are friendly and very helpful, carn't fault them at all. Service was excellent although the range of...More

4  Thank Lordouteast
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