Discover the West Shed Museum: Home of The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust


Explore our collection of steam locomotives and historic railway carriages by visiting us, or use this website to discover more from your own home!

Visit Us

Find out where we are and what you can enjoy during a visit to the West Shed.


Find out about our opportunities for school visits or use our learning resources at home or in the classroom.


Explore our collections from the comfort of your own home through virtual tours, objects and stories.

Fun & Games

Have a go at some creative craft activities and puzzles at home – we have something for all ages!

Talking Points & Events

Take a look here for our latest news, volunteer stories, and to explore behind the scenes of our collections.

Volunteers on a train trip

Support Us

Find out more about our work and how you can support us by making a donation, becoming a member or joining our volunteer team.

Please help us to look after our historic steam locomotives and railway carriages by making a donation. Your support will also help us to keep the West Shed Museum open for visitors to enjoy for years to come. As a Registered Charity we are grateful for every penny received!

To make a donation online, please click on the ‘Make a Donation’ button below or find out more on our Donate page

This website has been created to help you explore the West Shed and its museum collections in different ways. The West Shed is home to The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust – to find out about our other activities, please visit our other website: www.prclt.co.uk

Find us

This map shows the approximate location of the West Shed – please see our Location and Opening page for actual directions on how to get here.

Contact us

Email: westshed6233@btconnect.com

Telephone: 01773 743986

The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust – West Shed Midland Railway-Butterley, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3QZ