Welcome to Rushden Transport Museum & Railway
CORONAVIRUS : Rushden Historical Transport Society regrets to advise that due to the developing coronavirus [COVID – 19] situation events and bookings planned until the end of May will be cancelled.
These include : Mothers Day afternoon teas, 50’s Event, the 5K Community Run , Easter Craft Fair , VE 75 celebrations, and the Classic Motorcycle Rally.
All affected visitors & exhibtors / traders with bookings will be notified by email and full refunds are being made.
The situation will be reviewed again at the end of May with regard to future events throughout the rest of 2020.
The Society apologises for any inconvenience and disappointment that has been caused by these unfortunate circumstances.
RHTS has a wide range of rolling stock, and runs selected stock on open days. With over half a mile of track, there is scope for variety. We are currently renovating some of our rolling stock, and undertaking all routine safety checks.
In addition to the Station buildings, and track, the Society owns the Goods Shed & Yard. This provides a large undercover area, whilst preserving the heritage of the area. We will be using both the inside area & the area around the building for many of our forthcoming Events.
Rushden Transport Museum is situated in the Old Midland Railway Station of 1894 which once formed part of the Wellingborough to Higham Ferrers branch line. It houses a wide array of exhibits, related to the area. School Trips can be arranged, with museum staff on hand.
Taken over by the Rushden Historical Transport Society in 1984 the station also provides the society with a social club. Members & Guests can enjoy a wide selection of Real Ales, and other drinks, daily, in a friendly atmosphere. The bar is often open to all visitors, on Event days. We are also Northamptonshire’s CAMRA Club of the Year 2018
Also, members receive periodical issues of “Olde Wheels”, a magazine full of information about the Society. Click HERE to view a sample.
RHTS has a Gresley Buffet Coach, that provides a range of Hot & Cold Food, on most open days. Afternoon Tea is a real pleasure to enjoy. The Carriage is also available for hire for private functions etc.
At the end of the Platform, we have a Gift Shop selling a range of souvenirs for all ages. This shop is open on most Open Days, but can be opened for other visits, on request.