Tours of Haworth Workshops

You will be able to experience the excitement and nostalgia of Locomotive Works, with its exclusive sounds and smells, and get up close to our fleet of steam and diesel locomotives with knowledgeable commentary from your experienced guide. Please ensure you have the correct footwear, as open-toed footwear is prohibited.

Upcoming Tour Dates

2024 Tour Dates

Every Saturday at 11:15, 1255 & 1450.
4th & 17th April – 13:15

All tours will begin from Haworth Station after the service from Keighley arrives. They are £5.00 per person (members are free).
All the above tours will leave Haworth Station, and tickets can only be booked from a booking office on the day.

Any current steam stock may be seen, including Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241, resplendent in its reopening day, Crimson Lake livery, Standard 2 78022, Standard 4 75078, Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway 0-6-0 no. 957, ‘Green Dragon’ from ‘The Railway Children, Taff Vale 0-6-2T no. 85 from the operating fleet and WD 2-8-0 90733 and GWR 5775 Pannier Tank undergoing restoration and maybe more.

What happens on tour?

These fascinating, behind-the-scenes tours start from the Booking Hall at Haworth Station and will last for approximately 45 minutes. The tour involves walking on uneven and slippery surfaces and includes steps. For this reason, it is not suitable for those with mobility problems. Regretfully open-toed shoes are not permitted. Tours are limited to 16 persons. Access to the sheds is only permitted for authorised groups who must remain together.

Please be aware that because this is both a hazardous and a working environment and children under 16 therefore, MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult. Due to yard restrictions and operating requirements, tours may have to be curtailed or cancelled without notice.


Group Booking

We can also arrange for groups of 10+ persons to visit the shed by request our administration offices at Haworth, email: group.bookings@kwvr.co.uk

We will require all the relevant details, including the approximate numbers for the tour, the day your group would like to visit, and any special interests you may have that will help your guide make your tour as enjoyable as possible.

Whether we can accommodate your group will be subject to the availability of the guides and, of course, the suitability of access to Haworth Workshops on the day of your visit.

Whatever your request, we will do our best to accommodate your group.