Bressingham Steam Museum & Gardens

The unique Bressingham Gardens are renowned worldwide for their horticultural excellence. With nearly 20 acres, four linking gardens and 8,000 species they can be a truly tranquil place, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the scenery.
Take a trip on one of the four railways at Bressingham, the collection of working locomotives will take you round our magnificent gardens and woodland, or ride on the steam Gallopers.
A trip to the locomotive sheds brings the power and the glory of mighty steam engineering up close. The National Dad's Army collection lets you wander through Walmington-on-Sea looking at original props and vehicles from the series, you'd be a stupid boy to miss it!
Whether your passion is Gardens, Steam, Exhibits, Rides or even a mixture of them all, we are confident that Bressingham has something for all.
We recommend you spend no less than four hours here, and you can easily spend all day!

  • Currently: Sunny intervals, 19° C
  • Friday: Sunny, 16° C
  • Saturday: Medium-level cloud, 17° C

Events over the next 6 Months

Vintage Farming Day, 24th September 2017
A wide variety of vintage agricultural machinery and tractors will be on show at our annual bygones event.
It will be a â??Full Steam Dayâ?? running all steamable engines at the museum. Martello, our recently restored Terrier Tank engine will be running for testing on the Standard Gauge Railway. There will be the usual 3 steam narrow gauge railways in operation along with a 2ft Railway Slate Train. The Bressingham Steam society also plan to operate the miniature steam Railway.


Spooky Halloween Evenings, 27th October 2017 to 28th October 2017, 17:30 to 20:30
Its going to be a spooky time this Halloween at Bressingham.The Nursery train will be running from 18:00 through the edge of the haunted woods, hoping it doesn't need to stop at the old abandoned crossing or the wilderness swamp. See if you can avoid riding with one of the Galloper ghosts of years gone by.


Last Day to ride!, 29th October 2017
Sunday 29th October is the last day that Bressingham is open for its main season in 2017 with rides. This will be the last chance to ride all of the narrow gauge lines until Easter next year.


Christmas Visits at Bressingham, 2nd December 2017 to 3rd December 2017
Father Christmas is coming to Bressingham on selected days in December. Booking is advisable, especially for the weekends as ticket numbers are limited.


Christmas Visits at Bressingham, 9th December 2017 to 10th December 2017
Father Christmas is coming to Bressingham on selected days in December. Booking is advisable, especially for the weekends as ticket numbers are limited.


Christmas Visits at Bressingham, 16th December 2017 to 17th December 2017
Father Christmas is coming to Bressingham on selected days in December. Booking is advisable, especially for the weekends as ticket numbers are limited.


Christmas Visits at Bressingham, 21st December 2017 to 24th December 2017
Father Christmas is coming to Bressingham on selected days in December. Booking is advisable, especially for the weekends as ticket numbers are limited.