Museum of Rail Travel, Ingrow.

Phone 01535 680425     email            Satnav   BD21  5AX

There are two museums in Ingrow Station Yard  We are located 200m from Ingrow Station at the end of the yard.

Opening hours

The Museum of Rail Travel is open from 11.00 am every day except 25 December.     

Last admission is at 4.00pm. Groups are welcome by prior arrangement and we

can often arrange evening openings.

Admission charges

Entry to the Shop is free. We sell hot and cold drinks, ice cream and sweets as well as souvenirs, back-number magazines, pre-owned railway-interest books and assorted cast-iron plates, railway lamps and other 'Railwayana'.

Admission charges to the Museum of Rail Travel for 2016 are £2.50 for adults, £2.00 for seniors and £1.50 for accompanied children. A family ticket is £7.00, to include two adults and up to three children or senior citizens.  We regret that unaccompanied children are not admitted.

Joint admission to both museums at Ingrow is also available. Entry to the Museum of Rail Travel and Ingrow Loco Museum is available at £4.00 for adults, £3.00 for concessions, £2.00 for accompanied children, and £10.00 for a family ticket. We regret that unaccompanied children are not admitted.

If travelling on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, ask for a Green Rover Ticket which includes admission to the Museum of Rail Travel, admission to Ingrow Loco Museum and a day's unlimited travel on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.  Green Rover tickets are available at our Museum, also at any Worth Valley Railway Station (when staffed).


GREEN ROVER ticket prices for 2016   

£40 for a family (2 adults and up to 3 children),  £16 for adults, £14 for seniors, £8 for children   Different prices may apply for special events


Our vehicles are sometimes loaned to other railway preservation societies and film companies and not all our stock may therefore be present at the time of your visit. Details of VCT carriages and locomotives on loan elsewhere are usually on our news pages, but if intending to visit to view a particular vehicle it would be worth enquiring first. Occasionally, special events held by the Worth Valley Railway may involve the use of Ingrow yard and/or our vehicles. If your visit coincides with one of the Ingrow Yard special events, please inform the Worth Valley Railway attendant that you would like to visit our Museum.


Research Facilities

The Trust is very pleased to open its archives and allow access to the stored collection for research purposes.  However, not all of the Collection is on display or on site and a volunteer from VCT would have to be present .  It is therefore essential that any visits are  pre booked and must be during the opening hours of  11am to 4pm. Please contact the Hon Curator, Jackie Cope, via the Trustís email or postal address to make any arrangements.

Special facilities for wheelchair users and others

Wheelchair users:

Parking close by the door

Free loan wheelchair for use in the Museum                                                                        

Accessible toilet

Wheelchair lift to central viewing platform

Dual-level explanation panels on the walkway

Other facilities:

Braille Leaflet for loan


Helper dogs are welcome.


Travelling to Ingrow                    Click for a streetmap of the area.

By car

Ingrow Railway Centre is on the A629 road from Keighley to Halifax, about one mile from Keighley town centre. The entrance is between Ingrow Lane and Haincliffe Road.  Look for the "Brown Signs", and for the large ornamental entrance gates.  Car parking space is available in the yard and no charge is made. Satnavs should be set to postcode BD21 5AX.

By rail

Travel to Keighley Railway Station. Keighley may be reached by frequent MetroTrain electric services operated by Northern Rail  from Leeds, Bradford Forster Square and Skipton, with through services from  Morecambe, Lancaster, Carnforth and Carlisle.    East Coast Main Line Company  operates a frequent service from London King's Cross to Leeds.  There is one direct service from London to Keighley on Monday to Saturday evenings, with an early morning direct train from Keighley to London on Mondays to Saturdays..

For  Metrotrain information telephone 0113 245 7676 (0800-2000 daily except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day).  There is an on-line Journey planner on the Metro website 

On arrival at Keighley Station, if the Worth Valley Railway is running, walk over to Platform 4 and take the Worth Valley train to Ingrow (the first stop out of Keighley). 

For the current Worth Valley Railway timetable see the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway Web Site.

Keighley Bus Station is about 10 minutes walk from Keighley Railway Station. Any bus from outside the railway station will take you to the bus station (just one bus stop away), and then take any of the buses listed below to Ingrow.

Alternatively, take a taxi: there's a taxi office just to your right as you come out of Keighley Station.

By bus

Ingrow Railway Centre is on the A629 road from Keighley to Halifax, about one mile from Keighley town centre. The entrance is between Ingrow Lane and Haincliffe Road.

Services 500, 664, 665, 696 & 697  from Keighley Bus Station pass the gates of Ingrow Railway Centre. Alight at the bus stop after the petrol filling station.  The bus stop is between Ingrow Lane (on your right) and Haincliffe Road (on your left). 

Keighley & District service 500 from Hebden Bridge

Keighley & District service 696 & 697 from Bradford via Thornton,  Denholme and Cullingworth.    

Alight at Ingrow Church, which is adjacent to Ingrow Lane.


If you are travelling to Ingrow using Keighley & District Travel services, ask the bus driver for a HERITAGE VOUCHER.   With a HERITAGE VOUCHER two adults are admitted to the Museum of Rail Travel for the price of one.  A Heritage Voucher also allows two passengers to travel for the price of one KWVR Day Rover ticket (discount not valid on special event days or public holidays).  HERITAGE VOUCHERS also offer discounts at the Bronte Parsonage Museum and East Riddlesden Hall.  For further information about Heritage Vouchers, please contact Keighley & District Travel on 01535  603284


For bus and Metrotrain information telephone 0113 245 7676 (0800-2000 daily except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day).  There is an on-line Journey planner on the Metro website


Address Details


Please note: all postal enquiries should be addressed to:

Vintage Carriages Trust
Haworth Railway Station
West Yorkshire
BD22  8NJ



Museum address (not for postal use) is:

The Vintage Carriages Trust Museum of Rail Travel
Ingrow Railway Centre (on the main A629 Keighley to Halifax road)
South Street

West Yorkshire

BD21  5AX


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