The Elham Valley Line Trust was formed in 1984 dedicated to preserving railway history, countryside crafts and to provide educational facilities. It is a Registered Charity (295563 and is run solely by volunteers and totally reliant on income from the museum, craft centre, membership subscriptions and donations.


 Volunteers are always welcome to join our enthusiastic team, no matter how much time or support you can offer. There are always things to do, maintaining the buildings, grounds and displays, helping to run our Tea Room, selling tickets or simply being around to chat to people about the historical artefact's on display. There may even be a chance to drive the miniature train and work on the platform.

Anyone interested in helping, can email, speak to any of the volunteers during a visit or leave a message for the Membership Secretary on 01303 273014.




1884 Work begins on the                      Elham Valley line


1990 Opening of railway museum

1889 Official opening of the                  railway line


1993 Work begins on restoration               of  the barn for the                            Countryside and Craft                       Centre

1947 Closure of the railway                   line


2011 Completion of the                              Countryside and  Craft                      Centre

1953 Demolition of the railway             line


2020 Shut all season due Covid 19             pandemic

1984 Elham Valley Line Trust                formed