In the autumn of 2018 the entire 10 mile round trip of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway was granted accredited museum status by Arts Council England, meaning the entire Railway is a working museum. Within the railway shop itself there is a small artefacts gallery for visitors to enjoy.
See up-close a whole host of items from the Railway’s history including nameplates and maker’s plates from some of the earliest locomotives to run on the Island.
Follow the pictorial timeline along the wall for an overview of Island railway history. History quite literally comes to life at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.