Maud Railway Museum
We are open every-other weekend from April to October and for booked special visits. Our volunteers are often on site if you are passing and are happy to show you round.
This year we note several centenaries, firstly the Great North of Scotland Railway was absorbed into the London and North Eastern Railway on 1st January 1923, secondly Flying Scotsman (the locomotive) was commissioned in February 1923 and thirdly, sadly, in August 1923, there was the first fatal accident for a private car at a level crossing just a few miles from Maud, at Longside. This was on the Lenabo airship base branch during its closing track lifting operations.
Visit our Video Studio and read about the stations and bridges of the Formartine and Buchan Way.
In the 'Lamp Room' we have a model of Maud Junction as it was in the days of the marts and a collection of railway lamps.
A Miniature Railway is running in the Fraserburgh platform giving rides to visitors. The engine is a blue English Electric class 20 diesel, number 20 020.
Still to come - site tour boards, and new artifacts: Wagon Turntable and Goods Van displays
We have renewed toilet facilities. The accessible toilet has baby changing facilities too.
Here is the refurbished station building:
Take a Tour of the Station site
Check out our Facebook Page too. The full list of opening dates is maintained on the Facebook page,
Maud Railway Museum is housed in the former station buildings at Maud
Junction in rural Aberdeenshire.
These pictures are of Maud Station at various times - then and now.
There is a café “Platform Five"
(click here) at the entrance to the car
park and the "Mart Café"
(Click here) (not Sundays) about 200 meters away in the village
centre along with a “Morison’s Local”
here) that sells hot food between the two!
Many visitors arrive by bicycle on the Buchan and Formartine Way (Click here) as the railway track is now known. However Maud Station has two car parks as well so there’s no need to get the bike out.
Click the picture below to see a video of the Buchan Line, "Memories of Maud 50 Years On"
Last modified: 07/13/23