Romsey Signal Box Open Day

  • 11:00 AM
  • Romsey Signal Box, Brick Lane, Romsey, SO51 8LG

Saturday 1st, Sunday 2nd , Sunday 9th, Saturday 15th July – 11:00-16:00 each day

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 Saturday 1st July and Saturday 15th July as part of the regular programme of Open Days. The box will also be open on Sunday 2nd and Sunday 9th July when the signal box will be operated to a full real-time train timetable.

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 a miniature signal box based on that at Cowley Bridge Junction, which will be operated by a signalman. There are also numerous restored artefacts, photographs and information about the history of the railways around Romsey and the restoration of the signal box.

Entrance to the signal box will be subject to the normal entrance charges (£2.50 for adults or £3 if gift-aided; children free). Pay on the door, cash or credit card.
Free entrance for holders of tickets for La Ronde on 9th July: the signal box site is part of La Ronde.

If visiting the signal box, we recommend allowing at least an hour for your visit.

Visit the Signal Box website for more information