Museum & Archives

Cheddleton Museum

Since the early days of preservation along the Churnet Valley, Cheddleton has been a focal point for the ever-expanding collection of railway artefacts. In 2000 a legacy was received that paid for an upgrade to the former Stationmaster's living quarters as a dedicated artefacts museum, and a number of display cabinets were installed with better lighting to help show the history of railways in the area.

Leek Brook Junction Box

Our Grade II listed signal box is the jewel in the crown of this former junction, and slowly but surely it is being awoken from its slumber. Preserved in the 1980s, external restoration was completed in 2014. Now as part of the Reconnect Leek project it will soon signal trains once more.

Historical Galleries

One of our most fascinating collections is that of historical photographs, with some going right back to the line's original construction in the 1860s. Many are provided for free to view online, with many aspects of life on the Knotty depicted over the years.