[2], Thames House was first used by MI5 between 1934 and 1939: the service was located on the top floor of the South Block. Kan kaart momenteel niet weergeven. Find out more Make a booking. Adults and children greatly enjoyed the train rides. They have an ice, Claygate Lane Willowbank, Thames Ditton KT7 0LE England. Since then Thames House has been used, although Freemasons' Hall is still used to show the entrance to the building. Easter - OctoberPlease see website for details, General AdmissionSingle Ride: £2.50All Afternoon: £7.50Family: £27.50, Willowbank, Claygate Lane, Thames Ditton, Surrey, KT7 0LE, England. Hardwick Lane Lyne Chertsey Surrey KT16 0AD. 1.89 miles away Chertsey Meads. The volunteers there are brilliant, keeping everyone safe and making it even more fun. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Our miniature railway is known as the Thames Ditton Miniature Railway. There is a ground railway and an elevated railway with two differing types of locomotive running. Trusted by millions of families since 2006. [8], On 1 June 2007, the building (other than the steps that give access to it) were designated as a protected site for the purposes of Section 128 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005. [10], The third series of the BBC television series Torchwood used Thames House as the setting for the arrival of an alien species on Earth. Please always check directly with the venue first before visiting. It is of design uniform with but not identical to Imperial Chemical House which is opposite it on the north side of Horseferry Road; while Imperial Chemical House was exclusively for ICI, Thames House originally had various uses, including the London headquarters of International Nickel Ltd. Baines's design owes much to the 'Imperial Neoclassical' tradition of Sir Edwin Lutyens and deliberately ties in with the Imperial design of Lambeth Bridge when it was redesigned from 1929. So for chuff heads of all sizes and ages this is a delight you can extend in all directions. The trains are excellent, for adults and children alike, with two circuits, one with the very small engines, one with large locos. Friendly volunteers and great tea room. zullen promoten bij andere Inspirock-gebruikers. A thoroughly recommended afternoon for everyone young and old. They have an ice, Claygate Lane Willowbank, Thames Ditton KT7 0LE England. Good value for money, £2.50 for an adult, if you are lucky you will get six trips around on different tracks. Most models take several years to make and this shows in the quality of the model engines. Good value for money, £2.50 for an adult, if you are lucky you will get six trips around on different tracks. The GMW Partnership undertook the design and Mowlem carried out the necessary reconstruction work from 1990, which included part-infilling of the building's distinctive archway. Hotels near Thames Ditton Miniature Steam Railway: What restaurants are near Thames Ditton Miniature Steam Railway? Originally used as offices by Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), it has served as the headquarters of the United Kingdom's internal Security Service (commonly known as MI5) since December 1994. But a great day out for kids and their families alike. Good value for money in my opinion. We hope you will be able to visit us during the year and enjoy the atmosphere of the railway. Lovely and very popular place to visit. I took my 6 and 3 year old and they absolutely loved it. There is a picnic area in the middle of the tracks so you can even watch the trains while you eat. When googling and doing some research about the Home Secretary and MI5 Security Service, a search suggestion came up saying “Does Thames House have a miniature railway”. A thoroughly recommended afternoon for everyone young and old.