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Child Age 10 - 15 | Not suitable for children aged 9 or under

Guided Tour of Tyseley Depot

Behind the scenes guided tours of the original GWR 1908 built locomotive depot archaeology, locomotives and rolling stock with historical information!

Tour to include:

  • briefing in original GWR staff club
  • visit to locomotive roundhouse footprint & turntable
  • miniature railway and locomotive depot to view operational locomotives (but not the engineering workshop)


  • Tyseley GWR depot was opened in June 1908 and has seen continuous service daily ever since
  • The depot is the largest remaining operational steam depot out of Britain’s top 50 depots by numbers of locos shedded.
  • Steam locomotives have been available for service every day since 1908
  • Part of the original depot area is in use daily by West Midlands Trains
  • Preservation pioneering began at Tyseley in 1964 with the arrival of GWR 2-6-2T 4555 for main line service


Group Booking

Group bookings may be available on selected days and applications for a Tyseley Depot visit are invited by email to bookings@vintage
Please advise all relevant details, including group special interests where relevant and the approximate number of persons in the group.
Accommodating your group will be subject to the availability of tour guides and suitability of access to Tyseley Depot due to working and operational requirements on the day of your visit.