10 October—11 October 2015

Train rides

Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by visiting locomotive Judy, formerly used at the Port of Par, Cornwall.


  • Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 October
  • Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 October
  • Saturday 31 October – Sunday 1 November

Bristol Harbour Railway was built by the Great Western Railway in the 1870s and extended in the 1900s. After a century as a goods railway, it was handed over to the museum and has run as a heritage railway ever since. It runs between M Shed and the ss Great Britain on the dockside and from M Shed to Ashton Bridge along the New Cut, giving a choice of scenery on alternate routes.

Our two Bristol-built steam locomotives, Henbury and Portbury, served their working lives on the docks railway system at Avonmouth. The wagons are types once commonly seen on the docks at Avonmouth and here in the old City Docks.

Read more about Henbury and Portbury over on the Working Exhibits section.

More rides on the Working Exhibits