THE MIDLAND RAILWAY
The Midland Railway Study Centre
Housed within Derby's Silk Mill, it is the largest publicly accessible collection of documents and ephemera relating to the activities of the Midland Railway, its constituent companies, and its legacy on today's society.
On this site you will find details about the Study Centre's collections and how to access them. The site also provides a pathway to finding information relating to the Midland Railway.
The Midland Railway Study Centre is very proud to be a Partner in Excellence with the National Railway Museum.
Derby's Silk Mill, home to the Midland Railway Study Centre, viewed from the north in an illustration contained in Tebbutt's Guide to the Midland Counties Railway in 1842
The operating dates for 2014 are now available. If none of these dates fit your schedule please let us know as we may be able to arrange some dates around your diary instead of ours!
This year marks 175 years since the opening of the Midland Counties Railway between Nottingham and Derby, with the Birmingham & Derby Junction and North Midland Railways opening within a year. A series of events are planned to mark the occasion and the Midland Railway Study Centre is also doing its bit to celebrate.
From January 2014 a £5 per visit levy will be imposed for the use of a camera by visitors who are not members of the Midland Railway Society. We have chosen to follow the example of Derbyshire County Record Office in imposing this charge in order to generate an income which we will reinvest in reprographic equipment. Our aim is to finance the purchase of a large format scanner in order to make our larger drawings available in a digital format. We hope you understand our reasoning and will support our aims in this regard.
The Study Centre reading room
Large object store
This web site is maintained by Dave Harris, the Study Centre Co-ordinator
Silk Mill Lane, off Full Street, Derby, DE1 3AF
Tel: 01283 702689
Site last updated: 01FEB2014