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Great Western Railway Museum (Coleford)

The Old Railway Station
Railway Drive
GL16 8RH

The Great Western Railway Museum is housed in one of the last remaining permanent railway buildings in the Forest of Dean, on the original site of Coleford Railway Yard. It is the original GWR Goods Station of 1883. The Museum features a 7 1/4" gauge Miniature Passenger Electric Loco. Miniature Steam Loco rides some Bank Holidays.

Exhibits Include:

1936 Full-size static 0-4-0 Peckett No. 1893 (GWR 182 Reg.) Steam Loco
GWR Toad Brake Van (Swindon 1945)
1911 Full-size static GWR (Swindon Built) Fruit Van
1932 Full-size Mechanical Railway Signal
1906 Full-size GWR Signal Box
1884 Small ground level Signal Box
Full-size static L.M.S. 6 wheeled Pass. Brake Coach M32978 under repair (at East Lancs RLY)

Large Scale Model Steam Locomotives
7 1/4" gauge static 4-6-0 black 5 No. 45110 Steam loco
7 1/4" gauge static 0-4-2 GWR branch line Tank Loco
7 1/4" 0-6-0 GWR 1366 Pannier Dock Tank
7 1/4" gauge 0-4-0 2" scale Bagnall Saddle Tank Loco "Victor" No. 2091

5" Gauge Model Steam Locomotives
4-6-0 Hall Class GWR Pannier Tank Locos 57XX 15XX
Midland 1000 Class 4-4-0 + 0-6-0 Tank Loco
Hornby 00 gauge Stock +0 gauge modelsLarge display of photographs of Railways in Coleford and the Forest of Dean, Victorian Ticket Office and Goods and Station Masters' Office, Replica Victorian Railway Carriage.


  • Craft/Railway Shop

  • Toilets in nearby car park

  • Railway Quiz Sheet for young visitors

  • Railway walk/cycleway on old Severn & Wye trackbed to Milkwall (1 mile)

  • Refreshments available

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    The Museum is situated in the Coleford Main Free Car Park(near Supermarkets).

    Great Western Railway Museum (Coleford) Postcode for SatNav: GL16 8RH


    +44 (0)1594 833 569
    +44 (0)1594 832 032

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