The Railway Children Weald & Downland Museum

The Railway Children (ticketed)

Tuesday 14 August 2018
Gates open 6pm for 7pm start.

The Railway Children
A Children’s Classic

Attention passengers! We are sorry to announce that all services out of Gigglesworth Station are delayed!

Gather around Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis on platform one as they pass the time by sharing the classic tale of The Railway Children. Living by the railway line, the children spend quite a bit of time watching the trains and making some unexpected friendships. There is the old gentleman who regularly takes the 9.15 train and helps them solve the mystery of what happened to their father, and the Russian immigrant who teaches them that compassion and understanding cross all boundaries.

All aboard! Full steam ahead! Find your travel companions and take your seats (bring your seats actually, and a picnic) for Heartbreak Productions’ outdoor adaptation of The Railway Children, a classic children’s tale by Edith Nesbit.

Bring your chairs, blankets, picnics (perhaps a brolly) and prepare to be entertained!

Recommended age: 7+. Gates open 6.00pm. Performance begins 7.00pm. Running time: 2 hours including a 20-minute interval.


Tickets are £14 for adults, £10 for children (aged 7-17 years), £10 for disabled/single helper, or £39 for a family (2 adults and 2 children). Pre-booking is essential.



Please note that we cannot offer refunds for this production.


You are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy your own refreshments. The Museum’s waterside café will also be open before the performance and during the interval for you to buy drinks and snacks.


Please bring your own low-backed seating or rugs. The performance isn’t under cover so it is advisable to come prepared for all types of weather. The team will perform in all but the very worst of weathers. Performances will not be cancelled due to rain nor refunds given. However, should torrential rain or thunder and lightning strike, the performance will be halted for health and safety reasons. This judgement is down to the Event Coordinator on the day.


Access to the performance is via the Museum shop – at the end of the evening, guests will depart via the Toll House gate. The performance will be held on the grass area by the mill pond. Accessible toilets and baby change facilities are available in the toilet block behind the market square and also in the café.