Visit us in Freetown
We are open:
09:30am-4:30pm Monday - Friday
And Saturdays by appointment
(please call in advance in Sierra Leone on 030 473076 / 074 879956)
Sierra Leone National Railway Museum
Or, you get in touch with the Friends of the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum, based in the UK:
Anthony Coulls, Senior Curator.
The National Railway Museum at Shildon
Co Durham, DL4 1PQ
If you can't visit us, perhaps you'd like to join the Friends Group.
Our UK programme of events:
"Trains, Trains, Trains" at Leeds Industrial Museum.
Every year since 2015 (with the exception of 2020, the Friends of Sierra Leone National Railway Museum has had a pop-up museum at Leeds Industrial Museum, at Armley Mills, where we celebrate the shared railway heritage (six of our surviving locomotives were built in Leeds) between Leeds and Sierra Leone. With displays, food, music, talks and hands-on activities, Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills partners with the Friends of SLNRM and local West African community groups to tell the story of how railway locomotives built in Leeds during and after WW1 changed West Africa forever.
Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway Annual Gala
The Sierra Leone National Railway Museum is twinned with the Welshpool & Light Railway in mid-Wales, who purchased SLR Hunslet 2-6-2T locomotive No 85 and two Independence Coaches in 1975, when the SLR was being phased out. We now have a regular stand at the W&LLR's annual gala, which takes place during the first weekend in September every year.
Look out for news of our 2022 events!
We're keen to establish more fundraising and profile-raising events in the UK. If you've an idea for us, get in touch!