Footplate Course Experience

Our one day footplate experience provides a wonderful opportunity to roll your sleeves up and spend a day firing and driving a Bagnall steam loco around the Museum’s 36 acre site.
2017 Dates

All sold out

Please contact us to register interest in receiving information on 2018 dates

"What a great footplate experience day I enjoyed at Amberley! Despite only half an hour's sleep the night before, I found myself wide awake and engrossed within the first few minutes. The instructors were superb, great fun, and very patient. This is one experience that I will always remember. 10/10! "

​E Hands - Footplate course participant -June 2016

"I just wanted to thank you and all your colleagues for a very interesting and enjoyable day on the Amberley Museum Footplate Course. The course is well-organised and run in an informal and friendly way. Necessary formalities are kept to a minimum and participants are soon at the regulator of a fully operational narrow-gauge steam locomotive. Add to this pulling a goods train on the main Museum line and you have a totally absorbing and fulfilling experience."
John – May 2017

For the Itinerary of the course, please click here
and an information sheet with full details, click here