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Brading Railway Heritage Centre

Brading Heritage Centre

The Station Heritage Centre will be re-opening the weekend of 1st & 2nd April 2023.

If you would like to hire it for a function please contact Emma on: 01983 401770 or




Photo of Signal Box

Signal Box

The refurbishment of Brading Signal Box is now complete.

Brading Town Council lease the Signal Box along with the main railway station building and one of the waiting rooms on Platform 2 from South West Railway, who generously gave us a considerable grant towards the cost of renovating the signal box.

The Railway Trust were also very generous and contributed towards the replacement of the roof and guttering and the design and placement of the new windows. They also donated a further grant towards the cost of replacing the wooden staircase, which was found to be in a very bad condition with rot apparent throughout.

One of our Volunteers, George Wheeler, also generously donated a considerable sum of money to help with the cost of the replacement staircase.

The Isle of Wight Society voted Brading Town Council as the best Community Restoration Project in September 2021.Their Award Scheme is for the recognition of good building work that contributes to the character of the Island. Among other things, it also encourages a high standard of conservation of buildings in their settings.

Thanks go to project manager Linda Allen, who worked hard to overcome the difficulties presented by the current works and John Rand for his invaluable advice.

We received our award at a presentation evening held in September.

The main contractors, G M Allen, also received an award for their excellent work.

Signal Box Tours

If you would like a tour of the Signal Box on a Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday please contact Emma at: to arrange a date and time.

Volunteers are always welcome to help with:

  • Tearooms

  • Railway Heritage Centre

  • Signal Box Tours (group bookings available)