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Rushden Transport Museum

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We are please to announce that the museum has a new exhibiton to commemorate the cessation of passenger services from Rushden Station on 13th June 1959, an important date in the history of the station and for the townspeople.

Volunteers have assembled a unique collection of photographs and ephemera from RHTS members. Our display is enhanced by transcripts of the reports and comments researched  from the Rushden Echo & Agus 1959.  We also take a nostalgic look at the times in our scrapbook of adverts – food and drink, fashion, modern living and more.

As a June highlight we’ll be displaying the works of a local artist as part of our exhibiton.  Come along and see what we have on show, there is more than you think.

You might be surprised what you find at Rushden Transport Museum  and it’s FREE!

Do you want an enlightening introduction to road and rail transport in and around Rushden, Northamptonshire and understand the importance of this Midland Railway branch line to the livelihoods of Rushden people?  Then you must visit the Rushden Transport Museum.

Rushden Transport Museum situated in the rooms of the old Victorian (1893) Rushden Station is a little gem in the cultural heritage of East Northamptonshire.  Our collection highlights the growth of Rushden within the development of road and rail transport and its impact on the local population.

Check out our ‘snappy’ dressing drayman, the fireman, and petrol pump attendant in their original uniforms.  Imagine working in the Ticket Office (non – running days only),  the parcels office or maybe sitting in the Station Masters chair – when he is not there of course!

If you have ever wondered what an  ambulance was like in Victorian Rushden then come and see ‘Lancer’ our Ashford Litter and imagine the journey to the hospital in Northampton.

A place of quiet reflection and nostalgia for our older visitors as well as an eye opener for younger guests to the differences before technology took over.

So we hope to see you soon; remember admission is free although donations are always welcome and appreciated for the upkeep and development of the museum.

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Opening hours

  • From April to October
  • Saturdays between 14.00 to 16.00
  • Sundays between 14.00 to 16.00
  • During events and open days between
    11.00 to 16.00, subject to volunteer availability.
    email museum@rhts.co.uk for confirmation.