Tours of Haworth Workshops

You will be able to encounter the excitement and nostalgia of the Locomotive works, with its exclusive sounds and smells, get up close to our fleet of Steam and Diesel locomotives with knowledgeable commentary from your experienced guide.

Upcoming Tour Dates

All tours will begin at 1250 from Haworth Station, after the arrival of the service from Keighley. There is currently no need to book, but donations are welcome.

  • Wednesday 6th July 2022
  • Wednesday 20th July 2022
  • Wednesday 27th July 2022

Any, or all, of the current steam stock, may be seen including Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241, resplendent in its reopening day, Crimson Lake livery, Standard 2 78022, S160 5820, 4F 43924, Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway 0-6-0 no. 957, ‘Green Dragon’ in ‘The Railway Children’, and Taff Vale 0-6-2T no. 85 from the operating fleet and WD 2-8-0 90733 and BR 75078 Standard Class 4MT undergoing restoration and maybe more.

What happens on a 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 at all times.

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.

There is no charge, but we do ask guests to consider making a Gift Aided donation to the KWVR Charity (no 1136853). All donations will go towards the ‘Worth Saving’ Appeal.


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 interesting 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.