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Rocks by Rail: The Living Ironstone Museum

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Cottesmore Iron Ore Mines Sidings
Ashwell Road
LE15 7FF

Tel: 07974 171068

Rocks by Rail museum, inside shed

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult - non operating day£6.00 per person per day
Adult - Operating Day£10.00 per person per day
Child - operating day£6.00 per person per day
Child (3-14) - non operating day£4.00 per person per day
Concession -operating day£8.00 per person per day
Family (2 + 3) - non operating day£15.00 per ticket
Family (2 Ad + 3 Ch)£30.00 per ticket
Senior Citizen - non operating day£5.00 per person per day

Special party rates for visiting private groups available upon request



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Family Fun
  • Groups Accepted
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Parking (free)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • Local Produce

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside - Museum at Cottesmore Iron Ore Mines sidings located just off minor road at foot of hill linking Cottesmore to Ashwell


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Follow brown signs from the village of Cottesmore - the museum is at the foot of the hill on the minor road linking Cottesmore and Ashwell, about 4 miles from Oakham.

Public Transport Directions

A car park is provided at the museum for visitors. Also the Oakham Loop cycleway runs past the museum site and bikes can be left near the museum's admission point.

There is flat, surfaced access route from the car park to the museum's admission point. Generally routes around the museum are suitable for wheelchairs and buggies and museum volunteers are happy to provide assistance as required.

Opening Times

opening Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays (when railway operating - see events)10:00 - 16:00 (28 Mar 2019 - 29 Oct 2019)
Monday - WednesdayClosed
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday - SaturdayClosed
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday09:00 - 17:00
opening Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays (when railway operational - see events) 10.00- 16:00 (4 July 2019 - 29 Nov 2019)
Monday - WednesdayClosed
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday - SaturdayClosed
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday09:00 - 17:00
Quarry Diesel Loco day (29 Sept 2019)
Driver for a Fiver Day (6 Oct 2019)
Museum Gala Open day (20 Oct 2019)

* Last admissions at 3.30 pm. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday (when railway operating - see events) opening only - operates between Easter to end of November.

Open for private parties by prior arrangement only. Please contact the museum

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