Located at Tywyn Wharf station, the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum is an important collection of artefacts relating to Narrow Gauge Railways in the British Isles, throughout a period spanning some 200 years. The collection ranges from complete locomotives to smaller pieces such as paperwork, signalling equipment and tickets. As such, it is a unique and comprehensive record of these fascinating railways, nearly 80 of which are represented in the collection.
The Museum displays contain a special section devoted to the Reverend W. V. Awdry creator of “Thomas the Tank Engine”. Awdry was an early volunteer on the Talyllyn Railway, and its history and his experiences were the inspiration for his “Skarloey Railway” on which operated scarcely disguised counterparts of Talyllyn locomotives. The collection includes a reconstruction of part of the Reverend Awdry’s study from his last home in Stroud, Gloucestershire.
Admission to the museum is free; donation boxes are provided for those who wish to show their appreciation. All monies collected are put towards the development and conservation of our collection.