Conwy Valley Railway Museum

Conwy Valley Railway Museum

The CVRM in located in Betws-Y-Coed, right opposite the mainline railway station.

2.4.0T 'Dougal' sat in the station ((c) Picture Courtesy of A.Lunness)

It has a lot to offer, a 15 inch gauge Tram line running parallel to the mainline, and a 7 ¼ inch gauge steam line.
The Tramway runs for half a mile along side the Standard gauge Mainline.

The miniature railway takes you for an 8 minute ride through the landscaped grounds of the museum, and runs for a mile.
The Miniature Railway station is located right outside the Museum Building.
There are lots of things to see in the Museum, including a 10 ¼ inch gauge ‘Britannia’ class steam locomotive, model railways etc.

There is also some Standard Gauge stock around. One coach houses the restaurant, another houses a Scenic Model Railway.
Back on the miniature Railway. When you pass Lost ’N’ Bodge loco works, lookout for the unique USA Gallows Turntable.
Other attractions on site include: Drive your own train (10yrs and under) and Dodgems out side the main building.
Of course there is also a model shop, for the Railway Modellers to have a browse around.
You name it, the CVRM has it all.
Steam, Diesel, Electric… You’ll have a great day out at the CVRM!

Line Length: 1 mile/half a mile

Operating Days: Open daily, 10am to 5pm


Operational Locomotives:

  • 2.4.0T ‘Douglas’
  • 2.8.0 USA lookalike ‘Old Rube’
  • Bo-Bo shunter ‘Gwydir Castle’
  • Bo-Bo Union Pacific


  • Bo-Bo Tram car