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Make tracks for the Electric Railway Museum for a fun and free trip out for all the family.

Open Days for 2016

Saturday 14th May

Our Maxi & Mini Railway Day was a runaway success

NEXT OPEN DAY Sat 11th June

Fingers’s crossed it’s a sunny June Open Day

Sat & Sun 9-10th July

Including Working Crafts & Kids Activities

Saturday 13th August

Including Patchwork & Embroidery Exhibition

Sat & Sun 10th & 11th Sept Heritage Open Weekend image

Heritage Open Weekend

Saturday 9th October

Last Open Day for 2016

On Site Attractions

Electric Railway Stock

Wander amongst electric trains of the past

The Electric Railway Museum is home to the largest private collection of electric rail traction in the UK. Some of the items are either owned or on long term loan to the Museum whilst others are owned by other organisations or individuals but are permanently on display at the museum. Not all the items have been restored, some are in the process and others are stored pending restoration in the future.

Shunting Demonstrations

See our big trains in action throughout the day

On selected opening dates we will be operating some of the locomotives and other vehicles from the collection on live shunting demonstrations within the limits of our yard. These are for run for visitor entertainment and we are not able to offer any train rides to the public at present.

7¼ inch Miniature Railway

Celebrating its 2nd Birthday at ERM

We can offer rides on our small scale train to both young and old alike on our 7 and a quarter inch gauge railway. In keeping with the theme of the museum the line’s motive power is all electric and supplied by the power of batteries! This attraction was added to the site for our 2014 season and proved very popular. As a result it has been extended further for 2015. The miniature railway is located right by the new public entrance gate, adjacent to the car park off of the Rowley Road.

The Clacton Café

Stop for refreshments in our buffet car café

You can also take time out in the Clacton Café, so called as it is converted from a 1960s Clacton Express train. Here we serve hot and cold drinks as well as snacks and refreshments. We also have a well stocked souvenir shop for you to obtain a memento of your visit.

Onboard Museum

Lots more smaller exhibits can be seen onboard

One of our two Class 309 units has been converted for use as both a museum gallery where you can learn about the pioneering work in the discovery of electro-magnetic theory and the development of the use of electricity to revolutionise Britain’s railways. We have interactive displays and a number of small exhibits from periods of history on display.

Arts & Crafts Fairs at ERM

See what else goes on at our Open Days

We have on site parking facilities at no charge. If you have mobility problems and require to park in a more central point for the site facilities then please contact us in advance of your visit and we will make every effort to assist with your requirements.

About the Electric Railway Museum

Formed in 2007, the Electric Railway Museum Limited is a UK based charitable company who aim to promote the heritage of all electric trains in the UK through traction and rolling stock restoration, display and operation along with work in gathering historically relevant technical and photographic archives. Our work is entirely run by volunteers and funded by donations.
Support us

All of our projects are entirely staffed and funded by volunteers so we need the support of people like you to ensure we succeed in achieveing our aims. Please consider making a donation or perhaps taking-out a standing order and becoming a member of our Supporters Association.

Become a Volunteer!

We’re always looking for more volunteers of all ages and abilities both on- and off-site for technical and non-technical tasks so we’re sure you have something to offer us, so please do get in touch. Our need for more volunteer workers is to assist in a number of areas of our work including:

  • Railway Vehicle Restoration
  • Gardening & Landscaping
  • Traction Restoration & Maintenance
  • Permanent Way Work
  • Railway Operations
Our Aims

The Electric Railway Museum was formed by members of various electric traction preservation projects in a ‘coming together’ of both minds and resources for the common promotion of the cause within the UK railway heritage movement because it was commonly felt that representation of electric traction preservation was severely under achieving and needed:

  • permanent home that forms the centre of the operation and the display of principal artefacts
  • cohesive collections policy to focus on what was going to represent development of the form for future generations
Our Aims are two-fold
  • To advance the education of the public in the history, science and engineering of electricity and its application in railway transport
  • To preserve, restore and operate for the benefit of the public items of historical, engineering, scientific, socio-economic or architectural value relating to the subject of electric railways

How to find us

Find us on Rowley Road, just two miles from Coventry City Centre and close to the village of Baginton.

By Road We are easily reached from the M1 (M45), M6 and the M69. Follow the signs for Coventry, then follow the brown tourist road signs for Coventry Air Museum as we are located right next door. For SatNav our postcode is CV3 4LE.

By Rail Coventry Station is served by Virgin Trains, London Midland and Cross Country – and a short bus ride.

By BUS Catch the #539 bus from Coventry Station on Warwick Road (over the bridge at the western end of the station and on the same side of the road as the station). The #539 to Kenilworth runs every two hours on Saturdays (not Sundays) passing within walking distance of the museum. Alight at Baginton Post Office for a 15 minute walk up Rowley Road.

By TAXI From the taxi rank at Coventry Station’s forecourt to the museum costs in the region of £8-10 each way.


Contact us

If you have any queries about arranging a visit or would like to know more about our work at the museum, please get in touch.


Facebook: /electricrailwaymuseum

Write to us at: 10 Stonebury Ave, Coventry CV5 7FY


As you will see our new website is taking shape to coincide with the role out of our new branding. Please bear with us as this new site is a work in progress which is due to be completed in the coming months.