Opened in 2005, this exciting project in Freetown, Sierra Leone, is now accessible to the public.
We have one of the finest collections of African railway locomotives, coaches, wagons and historic railway artefacts on the continent.
We have launched this website to keep you informed of progress at the museum in Sierra Leone, and support projects going on elsewhere. The full website will launch in Autumn 2010.
The museum has a collection of 2’6” gauge railway equipment from the former Sierra Leone Railway that once connected Freetown to to Pendembu via the second principal city of Bo, and to the major town of Makeni.
All exhibits are under restoration by local skilled employees, with guidance and support by the UK National Railway Museum and its Director, Commander Steve Davies MBE. Our collection includes:
The museum is located in the old railway workshops in the Cline Town area of Freetown and is open every day of the year, less Christmas Day.
Opening times are 10am to 5pm.
Admission is FREE to Sierra Leonians. Overseas visitors are asked to make an appropriate monetary donation.
The museum is currently funded by generous support of the Sierra Leone National Government, plus private financial donations from abroad.
If you would like to find out how you can support the museum – either financially, in manpower or otherwise, please contact:
Sierra Leone Railway Support c/o Anthony Coulls UK National Railway Museum Shildon Co. Durham DL4 1PQ firstname.lastname@example.org
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