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Conwy Valley Railway Museum
The miniature steam railway
Established 1970s (1970s)
Location Betws-y-Coed, Conwy County Borough, Wales
Type Railway museum
Founder Alan Pratt
The buffet coach

The Conwy Valley Railway Museum (Welsh: Amgueddfa Rheilffordd Dyffryn Conwy) is located at Betws-y-Coed railway station, Betws-y-Coed, North Wales, on the site of the old railway goods yard.


The museum was founded in the early 1970s by Alan Pratt, starting with a former standard gauge railway carriage which today acts as a licensed buffet and restaurant car. The current museum was built later, and contains various railway artefacts, including a 15 in (381 mm) gauge quarter scale (1:4) replica of a Britannia class locomotive.

Miniature railway

Other attractions include a 7+14 in (184 mm) gauge miniature steam railway which runs for 1-mile (1.6 km) on the site.


There is also a one-third full-size (1:3) electric tramcar which runs for a 0.5-mile (805 m) on the site, on track of 15 in (381 mm) gauge. This is one of only two electric tramways in Wales (the other being a short 18 in (457 mm) gauge electric tramway in Heath Park, Cardiff, owned by Cardiff Model Engineering Society).

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