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WELCOME TO THE BISHOP`S CASTLE RAILWAY SOCIETY

We are currently updating this website to reflect the changes that are happening within the Society.

A reminder that, although the museum closes at the end of this season, we still need stewards to open on advertised days during the summer and autumn. We get a number of calls from prospective visitors wondering if it will be open on such or such a weekend. If you can do a turn in the museum, Vic Roberts will be happy to take your call on 01694 723164.

Peter Mills and John Rimmer had a useful meeting with The House on Crutches trustees and it seems likely that the space available to us in the museum will be satisfactory. Formal approval should come after their trustee meeting on July 27th.            


The Museum will be moving from its present location in School Lane at the end of this season. It is hoped that our collection of Bishop’s Castle Railway items will be relocated to the House on Crutches Museum in Bishop’s Castle. If we have surplus Bishop’s Castle Railway items we will store them securely and rotate the displays from time-to-time.  It’s important to say that ownership of the items will remain with BCRS and that we will be responsible for curating them. Other items that we hold (non Bishop’s Castle Railway) will be stored securely and their long-term future assessed.
The museum will continue to open on Saturday and Sundays from 2-5 until the end of September.

(Occasionally, because of unavailability of stewards, the museum doesn’t open on these days. We apologise for this and suggest you contact us if you are travelling any distance).

As one door closes, another opens
There are several new projects being investigated at the moment which will mean exciting times ahead for future of the Society, one of which is introducing a section for railway modellers.
Please revisit this website in the coming weeks to discover future projects and the programme of Autumn meetings and talks.
In the meantime if you would like any further information please contact

Chairman: John Rimmer Tel 01588 638998
email: info@bcrailway.co.uk