The building has been structurally restored, painted and rewired and is now a valued community resource and heritage attraction. It has been recognised with awards from several bodies.

This lever frame is restored to working condition and a simulated signalling system replicates the procedures used in the box’s working life. The ‘locking’ room on the ground floor has been turned into a museum and new toilet facilities installed. Much work has already gone into the surrounding land turning it into a ‘signalman’s garden’.

The way the box worked is demonstrated using the original lever frame, and visitors are encouraged to have a go themselves. There are working signals in the garden and a museum downstairs. Admission is free.


  • Toilet is accessible
  • Garden
  • Light refreshments are also available when the box is open
  • We regret due to the nature of this listed building there is no wheelchair access to the 1st floor

Opening Times

  • Open selected Sundays from 14:00-17:00. Please refer to their website for exact dates. Private tours can be arranged on request.


Ridgmont Rd
St Albans

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