Ripley is a town that can be found in the Amber Valley area of Derbyshire in England. Home to the Midland Railway, Butterley Railway Preservation Trust is located in the town, which is dedicated to preserving locomotives, rolling stock and other items related to the Midland Railway.
Amongst the many historic buildings in the town is The Methodist Church, reputed to be the oldest Church in town that is still active today. The Ripley Town Hall on the Market Place was originally built in 1880, however was renovated in the 1900s, however many of the 19th Century features can be spotted.
The town is located around 9 miles from Derby, which can be easily accessed by the A38. There are a number of places to stay in the town, as well as a number of shops and restaurants. Ripley can be accessed from most avenues of transport, with an excellent location by the M1 motorway.
Take a tour, paint some pottery, learn to cook, you can do all those things here. As well as browse the museum, dine in the restaurant or browse the shops.
(01773 740 799)
Midland Railway Centre
This is a rail museum that displays the history of the rail networks in the area.
(01773 570 140)