Maybe not just yet, but the Famous Trains model railway in Markeaton Park, Derby, will be open to the public as soon as we are allowed to open when Covid restrictions ease. The Government has scheduled Step 3 of the easement to take place no earlier than 17th May. If this date is maintained, then we can open our model railway building to the public the following weekend, which is our plan. We will confirm this as soon as the Government confirms its intentions.
Meanwhile, we are getting our displays ready for you to see. Members of the Famous Trains model railway charity are now allowed to work inside our building on specific weekdays and are working to have many 'famous' trains running on our Chinley model railway as well as other trains that were or are more local to Chinley itself.
When do open, we will still all need to observe social distancing and wear face covers, but that's only polite in these strange times!
Derby's biggest model railway!
Watch the model trains go by – learn about our railway history and how railways operate – keep dry when it rains in the Park! This is a Derby-based charity working to improve the local community by providing entertainment and education in an enjoyable way.
Open every Saturday, Sunday and Monday (see opening information) from 11am to 4pm.