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Famous Trains Model Railway

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My son loved his visit

The room isn’t too big but it’s still very impressive. The staff were so helpful and informative... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
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set in its own brick built building a must for those with an interest in these model trains... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Angela H
Derby, United Kingdom
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Markeaton Park, Derby, England
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

The room isn’t too big but it’s still very impressive. The staff were so helpful and informative. There are buttons to press to see what they do, my son enjoyed this very much. There was a section for the kids to play with miniature train...More

Thank Naajie
Reviewed 30 August 2018

set in its own brick built building a must for those with an interest in these model trains situated almost at the entrance to the park edjacent to the car park.

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely visit to the miniature railway today very informative and friendly staff. Great for the children especially the trail finding things and having the push buttons so the children can get involved was good. Enjoyable and only £4 for a family ticket that you can...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

I visited here on a Saturday with my friend. The model railway was incredible. The time, effort and detail that went into building the setup was amazing. We were given a little tour talk by a really nice gentleman called John who was very knowledgeable...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Speaking to the staff who were saying they have only been going for 5 years. Very excitable staff member who is loving what he does which is wonderful. For only £2 an adult it's well worth it and some of the accessories on sale are...More

2  Thank carla w
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Situated in Markeaton Park on the main A38 (opposite McDonalds). Amazing working model railways in various scales. Child friendly with "push buttons" for them to work. Informative staff and exhibition material. Worth every penny of £2 per adult - in fact would have happily paid...More

1  Thank the_lattersof_sutton
Reviewed 7 August 2017

As we are interested in Heritage railways we decided to check out this place, which has the largest Model railway in the East Midlands. It is run by very pleasant and knowledgeable volunteers who were all keen to explain the history of the local area...More

Thank TheGnosall2
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is a really excellent place, well worth a visit. This is the type of place that makes England that bit more interesting and I would recommend visiting.

Thank Struan e
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

A great way to spend an hour if you have a child or children interested in model trains at a very decent cost - £4 for a family, currently. There is a main track occupying one wall, and several smaller tracks around the room, some...More

1  Thank Stewart B
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Just been to visit the Famous Trains Model Railway for the first time at Markeaton Park Derby. Very good layout and great for kids, plenty of trains to see and a few small layouts with push buttons for the kids to mess about with. Very...More

2  Thank Paul J
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12 October 2018|
Response from Naajie | Reviewed this property |
I remember seeing a dog tied up outside. Not sure if they are allowed in, The place inside is pretty small.