Sheffield Park Station
The station was built in 1882 by the London Brighton and South Coast Railway.
The Bluebell Railway has restored this station in the style of the Brighton era in the 1880s.
The station was really built to serve Lord Sheffield who owned the large house and estate about a mile away. Lord Sheffield was a great supporter of Cricket and the “Sheffield Shield” is still played for today in Australia.
Station Facilities include:
Station car park
Large car parking facilities are available with disabled bays in car park A.
Our exciting new museum is open on platform 2 and is well worth a visit. Explore the treasures and read all about our railway from its beginnings in 1882 through to the Bluebell Railway of the present day.
The highlight of any visit to the Bluebell is a viewing of our fantastic collection of locomotives and carriages. From platform 1 you can wander through the locomotive shed and view at close quarters the steam engines waiting their next turn of duty. See if you can see our oldest locomotive “Fenchurch” built in 1872, or his younger brother “Stepney” who appears in the famous Thomas the Tank Engine story books.
Our well stocked shop on platform 1 is well worth a visit for that special souvenir or gift. Here you can buy books, DVDs, model railways, cuddly toys and all kinds of other items to remind you for years to come of your visit to the Bluebell Railway.
Picnic facilities are available in the summer time along the station drive and beside the River Ouse.
The Bessemer Arms serves anything from a sandwich up to a full meal. On Sundays from March enjoy our popular Carvery in the newly refurbished Birch Grove Suite.
Breakfast is served from 8.30am every Saturday and Sunday – the ideal way to start your day. The bar remains open on Saturday evenings from March until December.
Disabled Toilets and Baby Changing Facilities
Disabled toilet and baby changing facilities are available on platform 1, in the Bessemer Arms or on platform 2 next to the museum.
Service 121 from Lewes operates every Saturday to and from Sheffield Park station.
For times please call Compass Bus on 01903 690025 or check their website at
Attractions Near By:
The National Trust Garden of Sheffield Park is just a short walk from our Car Park C across the parkland and is famed for its Spring and Autumn colours alongside the lakes.
A bus service will link the Bluebell Railway with the Garden from Easter until October every Saturday and Sunday.
Service 121 departs Sheffield Park Station for the National Trust at 10.35, 12.35, 2.35 and 4,35.
Service 121 returns from the National Trust to Sheffield Park Station (A275 road - end of station drive) at 10.40, 12.40, 2.40 and 4.40.
On Sundays from 30th March 2014:
Service 769 departs Sheffield Park Station for the National Trust at 10.45, 11.45, 1.00, 2.15, 3.30 and 4.35.
Service 769 returns from the National Trust to Sheffield Park Station at 10.55, 11.55, 1.10, 2.25, 3.40 and 4.45.
PLEASE CHECK LAST TRAINS EACH DAY FROM SHEFFIELD PARK TO EAST GRINSTEAD.
Visit the National Trust website at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sheffield-park-and-garden
The Garden is open every day except Christmas Day.