Set within a small site which has been attractively landscaped, Romsey Signal Box will be of interest to anyone wishing to understand more about Romsey’s history, as well as learning about the life of a railway signalman.
The Signal Box will be open until 4pm on Sunday 2nd July from 10am and Saturday 15th July from 12 noon, as part of the regular programme of Open Days. On these two occasions there will be exhibitions of railway art by local artists, including several from the Romsey Art Group. The featured painting on this web page of Romsey Station is by Local Artist, Peter Willis. The exhibition will form part of the Inside Out Art Trail on 2nd July.
Dating from around 1865, Romsey Signal Box is a working museum. Visitors of all ages can get a hands-on experience by changing points, raising signals and ringing bells to control a simulation of trains passing through Romsey.
As well as the main attraction, the site has a visitor centre containing restored artefacts, photographs and information about the history of the railways around Romsey and the restoration of the signal box.
Entrance to the railway art exhibition is free, though donations will be welcome. Visitors wishing to visit the signal box itself will be subject to the normal entrance charges (£2.50 for adults or £3 if gift-aided; children free). Pay on the door.
If visiting the signal box, allow at least an hour for your visit.
Also open on Saturday 1st and Sunday 9th July.
For more information, see www.romseysignalbox.org.uk