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Using the Study Centre is as simple as getting in touch with the Study Centre Coordinator - details below. In order to help you find material which will be of use to you, it may be necessary to have a brief discussion about what you are looking for.

Though anyone with an interest in the Midland Railway will find items to interest them, the nature of the Study Centre lends itself better to those with a specific subject they wish to find out more about. Even if a visit to the Study Centre turns out not to be the best way forward to deal with your question, we have other resources available to help. Please use the "What else we can do to help" button on any page.


All the appointment dates for 2016 have now either passed or are fully booked.

As 2017 will be a highly unusual year due to the Decant of the Silk Mill there will be no published list of opening dates. Instead, appointments may be made for any Wednesday (from 10:30) or Saturday (from 12:30) until the Decant commences -- which will probably be August or September. Contact the Study Centre Coordinator as far in advance of your proposed visit as possible.

We can accommodate up to two visitors on any of these dates. To make an appointment please contact the Study Centre Coordinator.

Please note that visits to The Midland Railway Study Centre are by appointment only. Limited space means that if you arrive without an appointment we will be unable to accommodate you.