Groups & Learning

Facilities available for groups and education establishments

At our Ingrow West Station we have great educational facilities, these include our RailStory museums and the Learning Coach. These facilities offer a varied and comprehensive range of educational packages which will complement classroom learning. With links to specific Key Stage subjects, it is the perfect contextual and experiential addition to the learning provision for every child.

Our workshops cater for Early Years to Key Stage 3. Topics include Seaside Holidays, World War II, Industrial Revolution, the Railway Children, Science, Engineering and Film Making.

Plan Your Visit

There’s plenty to choose from to fill your day and group bookings benefit from reduced fares. Select one, two or all of the following options:

  1. Travel on our Railway from any station – single, return or full line journeys are available.
  2. Visit our two museums at Ingrow West – the Engine Shed and Carriage Works.
  3. Book one of our curriculum-linked workshops.

For more information visit the Rail Story website

Rail Story

In-house learning or teacher led

In addition to workshops taught by in-house educational professionals, we also offer teacher self-led sessions and are happy to work with you to provide tailored and personalised workshops.

Follow the links below to find out more about Ingrow Education Centre from the Rail Story webiste, including our facilities and workshop options and download the Ingrow Education Centre Brochure

Ingrow Education Centre Brochure

History of the KWVR

The Worth Valley branch out of Keighley opened in 1867, funded predominantly by local wealthy mill owners. Within a very short time, the railway became part of the Midland Railway until in 1923 at the Grouping, it was absorbed into the new London Midland and Scottish Railway. Upon Nationalisation in 1948, the line became part of British Railways and, with its fortunes declining with the rise of competition from the roads, the branch closed in 1962.

A Preservation Society was formed which created a Company to buy the line outright, lease access into Keighley station and operate a regular public service. After many years of volunteer struggle, the line re-opened to passenger traffic in June 1968, although that dream of operating a regular public service never came to fruition.