Sheffield Park Station

Sheffield Park 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

Station Car Park

Large car parking facilities are available with disabled bays in car park A nearer the station.

Museum

Our exciting museum is open on platform 2 when trains are running 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. For opening times and to find out more, visit the Museum website

To get even more enjoyment from your visit to the Museum download our free App to your phone or tablet here

‘Steam Works!’

Situated in the locomotive shed, SteamWorks! uses touchscreen displays,  information boards, and interactives to bring the science and mechanics of steam to life.

The star of the show is an interactive model of a locomotive! Based on our very own Terrier Class locomotive ‘Stepney’ (as featured in the Thomas the Tank Engine book series), this special ‘engine’ features a display showing how the engine’s boiler works, and, as an added bonus, a special driving experience simulator in the cab will enable you to experience what it’s like to drive Stepney on the Bluebell Railway!

You’ll also be able to get up close to some of our beautiful locomotives on display. Special walkways and platforms will enable you to examine and wonder at the engineering involved and even let you climb onto the footplates of some of the engines!

Opening Times :

When timetabled trains are running – 10.00am to 4.oopm (both Steamworks! and the locomotive shed)
When no timetabled trains are running – sorry, both Steamworks! and the locomotive shed will be closed

Bluebell Railway Shop

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.

Bulleid Society Shop

Located on Platform 2 selling used railway and transport books, magazines, railway memorabilia, railway photographs, DVDs and videos, timetables and models.

Open on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Picnic Area

Picnic facilities are available in the summertime along the station drive and beside the River Ouse.

Refreshment Facilities

The Bessemer Arms serves anything from a sandwich up to a full meal. On selected Sundays why not enjoy our popular Carvery in the Birch Grove Suite above the Bessemer Arms.

Breakfast is served from every day when trains are running – the ideal way to start your day! The bar stays open ’til 11:00pm on Saturday evenings when Services 2 & 3 are operating.

Disabled Toilets & 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.

Marked parking bays near the coach parking area, close to the main station entrance are reserved for wheelchair passengers. Suitable toilet facilities are available on the ground floor in the “Bessemer Arms” restaurant building. Ramped access and paved gangways can be found within the SteamWorks! for viewing the locomotives. The shop on platform 1 and the museum on platform 2 are both accessible, as is the bar on the ground floor of the Bessemer Arms, where a full meal service is normally available. A stairlift is available to use for access to the Birch Grove Suite above the Bessemer Arms, unfortunately, there is no lift.