The Malmesbury Railway Days exhibition ties in with the launch of Mike Fenton’s new book “A Malmesbury Railway Companion”. Malmesbury’s railway era lasted just 85 years. Work began on the branch railway in 1874 and the new 6½ mile line opened to a junction with the Great Western Railway at Dauntsey on 17th December, 1877.
Explore this fascinating part of Malmesbury’s past through a selection of exhibits. There are photographs of the railway in operation, including those taken by well-known railway photographer Maurice Dean, details of those people who worked on the railway and even a film of the last rail travel on the line. Railway items from the museum and from generous supporters are also on display to complete the picture of this lost time.
Image from the Mike Fenton Collection
2 Dec 2022 – 5 Mar 2023 | Athelstan Museum