Croeso i Amgueddfa Rheilffyrdd Bach Cul, Tywyn

Welcome to the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum, Tywyn

COVID-19 Update

The museum will be closed from Saturday 24th October until Monday 9th November in line with the Welsh Government COVID requirements.

The Trust wishes to acknowledge the financial assistance and support to allow us to re-open given by
Cyngor Gwynedd / Gwynedd Council and the Heritage Emergency Fund.

Please help us if you can, by donating to our COVID-19 appeal via the PayPal Donate button.

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Gweld a gwneud
Darganfyddwch weithgareddau yn yr amgueddfa

Gweld ein casgliad ar-lein

Cymryd rhan
Helpwch i gefnogi ein hamgueddfa trwy roddion a gwirfoddoli

Amgueddfa Achrededig: 1433

Elusen Gofrestredig: 1040128

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Narrow Gauge Railway Museum
Wharf Station
Gwynedd, Wales
LL36 9EY

01654 710472


Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Weekly Exhibit

Kerr Stuart locomotive No 2460 was a 2ft gauge “Wren” class locomotive. Our records show that it was sent from works on 23rd August 1915 to various contractors. The first was Macdonald Gibbs & Co., Didcot, and then to T.W.Ward at Grays, Essex. It is also believed to have worked ... See more

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

The museum is now closed in accordance with the Welsh Government COVID Firebreak. We hope to be able to re-open on Monday 9th November, subject to any COVID restrictions.

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

Museum working party 22nd Oct 2020

The Tywyn weather mojo got rather complacent this morning. Having delivered a nice dry start to the morning it bunked off on the first train and let a very heavy shower douse the yard mid morning! But the lure of the chocolate covered Hobnob was strong and drew ... See more

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

Weekly Exhibit

Earlier in the year we featured “Talybont” which worked on the the 2’3” gauge Plynlimon & Hafan Tramway, as part of our Temporary Exhibition on Narrow Gauge Railways in Literature and our Writing Competition which closes on 30th October.

The first locomotive owned by the ... See more

Monday, October 19th, 2020

A reminder that the Writing Competition closes at the end of next week, the 30th October. This is your last chance to win one of the prizes being offered by the museum for a short railway-related story. Full details are given on our website at ... See more

2020 Writing Competition The Competition is sponsored by the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Trust [NGRMT], in conjunction with the 2020 Temporary Exhibition, which celebrates narrow gauge railways depicted in literature. The Objective: The judges are looking for an original and imaginative use of ... See more

Friday, October 16th, 2020

Museum working party 15th Oct 2020

The Tywyn weather mojo once more got into top gear to deliver a crisp sunny morning in Wharf yard as another working party got under way. This morning Neal Chapman, Charles Benedetto and John Olsen were joined by new recruit Andrew Allwood who came across from ... See more

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

Today we're back in the Awdry Study but this time with special guest Max Davies of YouTube's Terrier55Stepney, taking a look at the original model of - you guessed it - Stepney the Bluebell Engine!

#NGRM #TalyllynRailway #Stepney #RWS #TTTE

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Weekly Exhibit

The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway suffered from the same issues as other railways, including rolling stock defects. The vehicle would either be sent to works for repair, or if it was a major safety issue, it would be stopped until temporary repairs could be carried out on site. In ... See more

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Museum working party 8th Oct 2020

Overnight the wind blew hard and the rain landed in bucketloads, despite coming down nearly horizontally, but cometh the dawn, cometh the Tywyn weather mojo and the sun was shining in Wharf yard as the team assembled. This morning Allan Black, Neal Chapman, ... See more

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Today's item of interest is the Giesl Ejector once fitted to "Edward Thomas"!

#NGRM #TalyllynRailway

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Weekly Exhibit

The Festiniog Railway introduced quarrymen's trains with primitive passenger vehicles in 1867. The plate in our collection for carriage 34. By 1876 there were 44 quarrymen's carriages in service. The early carriages were little more than open wagons, which over the years gained ... See more

Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

Museum working party 1st Oct 2020

The Tywyn weather mojo was having a bit of a lie in this morning so although the rainbow was very pretty, John still had to don waterproofs for the walk to Wharf. Fortunately the shower was short and he was able to get his favourite power tool out, the angle ... See more

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Today's Interesting Item is the proposed, but never constructed, Nant Gwernol Station Building - designed by Portmeirion mastermind Sir Clough Williams-Ellis!

#NGRM #TalyllynRailway

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

Weekly Exhibit

Early railways were of the plateway type, with a flangeless wheel carried on plates with a retaining flange. The wheels tended to be a loose fit on the axle to allow for variations in gauge, a feature later adopted in quarry railways using double flanged wheels.

The museum has a ... See more

Saturday, September 26th, 2020

Museum working party 24th Sept 2020

The Tywyn weather mojo was in a flighty mood this morning; never mind four seasons in one day, it managed four in one hour! John arrived during a brief dry interlude but quickly took shelter in the Gunpowder Store as the first squall came off Cardigan Bay with a ... See more

Friday, September 25th, 2020

We're taking a look inside the Reverend W Awdry's Study for today's Interesting Item Spotlight; The 1951 P. R. Wickham Sodor Map

If there are any items you'd like to see up close please leave a comment!

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

Museum working party 17th Sept 2020

The Tywyn weather mojo was up early this morning so that there was scarcely a cloud to be seen in the sky as the team, make that duo, assembled in the yard. Allan Black and John Olsen waited a short time before heading across the tracks to the museum to locate ... See more

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

Weekly Exhibit

While the Glyn Valley railway used oil lamps in its coaches, the Talyllyn provided candles for lights in the coaches. A look at the timetable suggests that there was not a great need for coach lighting. The main service during darkness would be the Monday only quarrymans’ train ... See more

Friday, September 18th, 2020

Beginning today we shall be publishing regular videos focusing on an item of interest within our collection!

Today's focus is on Baguley No.774 of 1919 - a petrol-kerosene locomotive!

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Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Have you seen? We're now on Twitter and Instagram!

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