Croeso i Amgueddfa Rheilffyrdd Bach Cul, Tywyn

Welcome to the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum, Tywyn

COVID-19 Update

The museum is currently closed as required by the Welsh Government Covid Regulations.

The Trust wishes to acknowledge the financial assistance and support 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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Amgueddfa Achrededig: 1433

Elusen Gofrestredig: 1040128

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Accredited Museum: 1433

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

01654 710472


Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

On this week's video, Frank takes a look at the golden spike used to mark the opening of the Nant Gwernol extension!

#NGRM #TalyllynRailway

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Weekly Exhibit

At 4ft 4½ ins, possibly the widest narrow gauge railway in our collection, the Belvoir Castle Tramway was built in 1815 to connect the castle with the Grantham Canal, which was used to bring supplies to the castle.

The line was built by William Jessop, using stone block sleepers ... See more

Saturday, November 28th, 2020

We are delighted to announce that we have received funding from the Welsh Cultural Recovery Fund which will enable us to make a major improvement to the museum's ventilation. Once complete, this will allow us to increase the number of visitors in the museum. This funding also covers the retention ... See more

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

There were a number of clay pits in the Purbeck area of Dorset with tramways used to transport the clay for onward distribution by barge or standard gauge railways. One of the larger customers was Wedgewood.

The Furzebrook Tramway was built by Pike Bros, and opened in 1860. It had a gauge of 2ft ... See more

Saturday, November 21st, 2020

Museum working party 19th Nov 2020

The Tywyn weather mojo pulled its socks up this morning and delivered a dry start for the team to assemble in Wharf Yard and collect the materials they needed for the tasks ahead. Andrew Allwood, Neal Chapman, Max Birchenough, Charles Benedetto and John Olsen ... See more

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

On today's video, Frank takes a look at the nameplates once fitted to Class 86 No.86258 "Talyllyn"

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

The NGRM Trust are please to announce the reopening of the upper gallery in a limited way following the installation of temporary arrangements to improve the ventilation to an acceptable standard. We still await the installation of permanent arrangements. Advance booking via our website is ... See more

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Weekly Exhibit

The Snailbeach District Railway, opened in 1877, was a 3½ miles long, 2ft 4in narrow gauge mineral railway built to serve lead mines and limestone quarries in the Stiperstones hills of Shropshire, providing a connection to the GWR and LNWR at Pontesbury.

By 1923, the line had ... See more

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Museum working party 12th Nov 2020

The Tywyn weather mojo is being allowed a lot more leeway now that work on the wagons has officially ended, but it still delivered a dry and breezy morning for the team to get to Wharf. The early shows, Max Birchenough, Andrew Allwood, Neal Chapman and John Olsen ... See more

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

On today's video, Luke shall be taking a look at the Reverend W Awdry's own model of Thomas the Tank Engine, along with his coaches Annie and Clarabel.

The museum is now re-open for tours! 7 days a week, 10am - 2pm.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Weekly Exhibit

Train staffs are used to ensure that only one train can be on a single line section of track at a time. They take many forms from a simple wooden staff to various metal types which can be used in conjunction with electrically interlocked machines. These allow only one staff to be ... See more

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

On today's video, Frank takes a look at a model of Ty Dŵr- site of the Talyllyn Railway's original locomotive sheds and watering point.

**This video was recorded BEFORE the Welsh Firebreak Lockdown**

#NGRM #TalyllynRailway

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

The museum will re-open on Monday 9th November. The Talyllyn Railway will not be running trains during November, but the Cafe and Shop at Wharf station will be open. Advance booking for the museum is now available on our website.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Weekly Exhibit

As a follow on from last week’s works plate, here is the largest in our collection. The Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway had two large locomotives hauling trains on the 2ft 6in gauge line. They carried equally impressive combined name and works plates.

Locomotive No.2 ... See more

Thursday, October 29th, 2020

In today's interesting item video - Luke takes a look at Dot, an 18" Beyer Peacock from 1887.

*This video was recorded before the Welsh Firebreak Lockdown*

Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Hello Facebook friends - I apologise for the lack of a video last week, slight hitch and it didn't upload so you'll be getting two today!

Here is last weeks video, with Frank taking a look at Talyllyn's original coupling rods and the incident that sadly broke them.

Today's new video will be with ... See more

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