St Seraphim's Icon & Railway Heritage Museum, Chapel & Quiet Garden

St Seraphim's Icon & Railway Heritage Museum, Chapel & Quiet Garden

At a glance


  • Arts
  • Environment
  • Faith and ethics
  • Gardens and parks
  • Museums / heritage

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St Seraphim’s vision is to communicate and share iconography, local history and spirituality in an attractive, accessible and unique setting for the benefit and enjoyment of all who engage with us.

The Trust aims to maintain and develop collections that reflect and preserve the iconographic, railway and pilgrimage heritage of the building in a museum environment.  At least 6,500 people visit the chapel each year, as well as school groups as part of their curriculum studies.  St Seraphim’s is the only museum of iconography in the UK.

In addition to the building itself, the site also offers a valuable habitat for wildlife and peaceful open space for visitors in the Quiet Garden.


Preserve and promote the awareness, understanding and practical skills of orthodox iconography and its history within and beyond the UK.

Collect and curate the stories and artefacts of workers, visitors, passengers and pilgrims who have encountered St Seraphim’s on the different stages of its journey and theirs.

Develop the chapel, galleries and garden, maintaining a welcoming and informative space where people and communities can engage, share and reflect.

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