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During the season (Easter – October in 2024) the museum opening times are 9am-5pm, Monday – Saturday (10am-5pm on Sundays). In winter we can usually open by appointment.

Dining car opening times are:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 8.30-4.30pm
Friday 8.30-4pm,  Wednesday evening 5.30-8pm  (closed Sundays & Mondays.)

For dining car enquiries please see the dining car page of our website: Dining car and please email: [email protected] or phone: 07979 417115

For Jacobite steam train information please see their website for full details: Jacobite Steam Train

When it is in operation the Jacobite usually passes over the viaduct at approximately 10.50am every morning and every afternoon at approximately 3.15pm. Times vary at certain times of year. Please see their website.

Travelling by train or bus

Parking can be limited and parking charges may apply at certain times of year, so what better way to arrive at a station museum than by train? We recommend taking a train from Fort William station, passing over the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct before alighting at Glenfinnan to find out more about the line you have just travelled. Train times can be found on Scotrail’s website:

More information from Network Rail, regarding the viaduct and the railway, can be found at the following link:  https://www.networkrail.co.uk/stories/film-the-magic-of-the-glenfinnan-viaduct

    • You can also arrive at Glenfinnan by bus; details can be found at


Travelling by car / Parking

It’s easy to get to Glenfinnan Station Museum by car, making a convenient stop along the A830 “road to the isles” from Fort William to Mallaig. The museum has a small car park at the bottom of the station approach, as soon as you turn right off the main road. Plan ahead and leave plenty of time if you want to walk to the viaduct to see the steam train – parking is limited! Please note the car park at the top of the station approach slope is for Scotrail employees, Scotrail customers and disabled parking only.

We appreciate a donation for parking which can be made by either scanning the QR code below (URL: https://donate.givetap.co.uk/d/l8n8iq9h) or once you are at the museum by scanning the QR code in the car park, or by cash, (there are various boxes around the site) and we can also take card payments in the museum.

Museum admission

Admissions are as follows:

  • Adults: £1 and donations gratefully received; you can scan the QR code opposite for donations (URL: https://donate.givetap.co.uk/d/l8n8iq9h)
  • Children: free
  • Guided tours / group bookings – please advise in advance (30 minute tour): £1.50 per person (minimum £10 / 7 admissions)
  • We offer a luggage storage facility (usually within opening hours during the season only. For anytime outside the season, please call or email for further details) : £5 for 1 large rucksack/ suitcase (also includes museum admission.)  It is easy to fill the time between your outward and return train, with our Dining Car serving snacks and light lunches, the Museum and signal box cinema (when open), and our newly completed viaduct trail walk providing a scenic route to visit Loch Shiel and the Monument to Bonny Prince Charlie. For the more energetic, there is some fantastic hillwalking to be had from Glenfinnan Station, and afterwards why not stay overnight in our sleeping car  for a full Glenfinnan experience?
    • There are children’s activities in the museum including a toy cupboard and children’s interpretation boards. Our staff are all local, and knowledgeable about the area, so do feel free to call for more information.


    There are disabled parking bays in the car park at the top of the station approach slope outside the Museum. The Museum is wheelchair accessible, regrettably the signal box and dining car are not accessible for wheelchair users. Dogs are welcome in the museum and on the terrace area outside the dining car.
      • The West Highland Line is truly the line for all seasons, and as such we welcome visits at any time of year. However please note that during the winter months it is worth calling ahead to check we are around – we can usually open by arrangement.

    Officially we are open from April until the end of October

      . Our opening times are 9am – 5pm (10am on Sundays). We can sometimes open by arrangement for times outside of these hours.