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.
Now Open! – a brand new exhibition – ‘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!
Autumn/Winter 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
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. Find out more at the Museum website
To get even more enjoyment from your visit to the Museum download our free App to your phone or tablet here
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 & 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 main Loco Shed 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. The staff may be able to assist in arranging for the buffet service from the first floor to be made available in the ground floor dining area.