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Great Western Railway Museum
Coleford Gl16 8RH
Great Western Railway Museum - The Great Western Railway Museum is housed in one of the last remaining railway buildings at the end of the Monmouth to Coleford branch line, originally opened in 1883.
Coleford Great Western Railway Museum is based in the former Goods Shed at Coleford, in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Built in 1883, this listed building is the last surviving part of Coleford Station, which once connected the town with Monmouth and Lydney.
The collection covers the history of the railways in the Forest of Dean, dating from 1809 until the revival of the Lydney Junction - Parkend section as the Dean Forest Railway in the 1970s.
The collection includes photographs and documents (many dating from the Victorian era), railway artefacts such as signs, signalling equipment, tools and locomotive fittings, static models in 00, 0, 1, 3.5", 5" and 7.25" gauges, a restored signal box, full-sized railway vehicles including a restored steam locomotive, and a 7.25" gauge miniature railway with steam and electric locomotives.