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Mid-Norfolk Railway

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“dereham station”(31 reviews)
“wymondham abbey”(29 reviews)
“steam gala”(16 reviews)
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The Mid-Norfolk Railway runs Heritage Steam and Diesel train services from the market town of Dereham to Wymondham in Norfolk, just outside Norwich. It is run entirely by volunteers, and operates a number of Special Events throughout the year.
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Station Road, Dereham NR19 1DF, England
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+44 1362 851723
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We came to The Gin Train Experience. The volunteers on the railway were friendly and helpful. However, the Gin Train (which was run by Rail Events) was not so good. We were all in a marquee, which was well overcrowded, on a warm afternoon. We...More

Thank Glynis C
DerekMNR, Manager at Mid-Norfolk Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Hi Glynis, Thank you for leaving your TripAdvisor review. I'm grateful to hear the railway volunteers and staff where friendly and helpful. As you are aware, the railway was hired by Railroad events. We are in discussions with RailRoad events and would advise you contact...More

Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

The gin train experience was like faulty towers on wheels! I love faulty towers, who doesn't, and we had a memorable funny experience!! Tasting the gins of the world was great along with the commentary on each one (included in the price of the trip...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

The station at Wymondham is beautifully maintained. Lovely planted raised beds and the staff really friendly and helpful. The trains in need of TLC but the journey interesting with some stations and countryside to view. Dereham Station is not so interesting but does have a...More

Thank Val W
Reviewed 6 June 2018

I found this railway in 2014 when I was driving around Suffolk and Norfolk hunting for old closed railway stations,i was driving through the village of thuxton when I found that there was a station there and went to see it,when I pulled up at...More

Thank Bix c
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We spent a fabulous couple of hours on the railway. We were lucky enough to be at the front of the train in what was probably first class seats, very comfy. The staff are really friendly and smart. It was quite exciting for the kids...More

Thank moses_11
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Had a great steam hauled trip here and it is a nice long run through some attractive Norfolk countryside. The whole place does look like it needs a good clean up though including all the derelict coaches which seem to fill every siding and surely...More

Thank R C
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

I would reccomend a visit to this heritage line to you as it is the only ex GE line where you get a decent ride. The station at Dereham is full of interest and has a well stocked shop with items of railway interest. We...More

1  Thank Paul J
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Positives, staff were terrific, enthusiastic and friendly. Steam locamotive was terrific. Negatives, walk from Wymondham town to Abbey station needs a safe path for young children, too much traffic on this narrow lane. Perhaps a signposted route through parks and / or churchyard would help....More

2  Thank TractorBoy1978
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We went from Dereham to Wymondham Abbey. A lot of hard work has been put in by the volunteers, with much more work to do. Vandals have even caused them problems with stock damaged that they have to work on. A pleasant journey with info...More

1  Thank Maggie1662016
Reviewed 1 May 2018

This is an enterprising heritage railway that is seeking to extend its line further north from Dereham. We travelled to Wymondham by a vintage diesel multiple unit dating from 1957, the sort of vehicle on which I travelled fifty years ago. The commentary by the...More

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claire a
7 September 2018|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
The attraction would be suitable for all ages
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Sally R
25 May 2018|
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Response from Charlotte H H | Reviewed this property |
Hi we had premium tickets last year it was so worth it we could park at the station and we got a lovely mug each as well as a bell, bag hot chocolate and a cookie and also the seats on the train were huge and very comfy 😊
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tinabuxton63
16 April 2018|
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Response from becky a | Reviewed this property |
I'd say 40 mins but a brill experience! Get the premier tickets if you can! Worth them just for tge mug and bag
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