Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust

Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust

Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
We operate a one-mile heritage railway running regular passenger trains from May to late September. Please see our website for full details of events and opening days. We have a shop, buffet coach - serving hot and cold drinks and light refreshments - together with a museum.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Ruth
30 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
A very enjoyable time going up and down the line on Sunday. Interesting diesel hauled us and it’s not a very long journey, but we did it a couple of times as we had a rover ticket and in between the hourly service we went to the shop and small museum and even the nature reserve nearby.

Extremely nice staff and we even got into the signal box and found out some interesting information about it and the railway.

The buffet car was very nice and reasonable and had a good range of gluten free snacks (biscuits and crisps) which suited us well and we had our sandwiches outside on the picnic tables.

Worth a visit!
Written 15 August 2023
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Heather R
8 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
I turned up at 3.00 to find everything closed. The website indicated that 3.30 was closing time, and there was no post on Facebook to suggest otherwise. I'm sure the station was very interesting, earlier in the day.
Written 9 August 2023
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Sally C
Bristol, UK1 contribution
Oct 2022
We popped in on the way through Midsomer Norton last Sunday with our little one and were delighted to find the Shop and Buffet open. There were no trains running, but that's to be expected at this time of year and we were planning to come back for their Halloween Steam Running day. The buffet selection of Sandwiches and Cakes were great, however there was little options for children. Whilst were enjoying the comfort of the Buffet Car, we felt like we were shooed away by the rather rude gentleman and lady running it, They clearly did not want us to be there. It was only 13:45 and we would have happily spent more time wandering around the station!
Written 18 October 2022
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Mark M
Hampshire U.K.11 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Stepping into another world, friendly welcome, super station of the 1950s, tea room and cafe, steam trains, lots to do for all.
Written 28 August 2022
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Adrian Mann
Littlehampton, UK9 contributions
Jul 2022
Lovely restored station at Midsomer Norton, all very neat, clean and well kept. Although it is only a relatively short train ride, it was made more enjoyable by the excellent carriages nicely refurbished; something that so often lets down other heritage railways. The shop was well stocked for a small operation. Unfortunately due to time constraints I didn’t have the opportunity of visiting the museum, or the buffet refreshments. I will certainly want to visit again and allow more time in the future. Well done to everyone involved in bringing back this small part of the historic Somerset & Dorset Railway. Very enjoyable visit.
Written 4 July 2022
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Anne
Slough, UK7 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
I cannot recommend this railway highly enough. I visited with my nine year old nephew in the pouring rain and we easily filled 3 hours.
The volunteers are so friendly and helpful, John in the museum is a font of local knowledge and tales of daring do, he had my nephew enraptured. We went for a ride in the newly refurbished carriages, the compartments were lovely, a fitting throw back to the great age of rail. We pottered into the signal box where we were able to watch the train come into the platform and finished our trip with a cup of tea in the comfortable and well stocked buffet.
The volunteers are enthusiastic and willing to share it, all in all our few hours there was excellent value for money and we'll certainly venture that way again
If you are considering going, make sure you call ahead to make sure the museum is open and be sure to engage one of the staff there, it really made our trip so much more worthwhile
Written 4 July 2022
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Kerry M
Bath, UK4 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
What an absolutely beautiful day celebrating Easter Sunday with a Easter egg hunt on a steam train with a lovely vintage Bus Ride as well.
Lovely friendly staff beautifully clean and tidy station. You can see a lot of love has gone into the restoration. Delicious hot cross buns and Easter biscuits from the lovely ladies in the buffet car.
Myself and my 7 year old had a great time visiting today. Thank you 😊
Definitely worth a visit.
Written 18 April 2022
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Mike
Glossop, UK568 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
Great little railway. Lovely restored station and signal box. Only about a mile of line but very nicely done. Well worth a visit.
Written 9 April 2022
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routem
Somerset, UK34 contributions
Dec 2021
A wonderful family Santa train trip on Saturday to celebrate our Granddaughter's 2nd birthday. Brilliantly organised and carried out by a great team of volunteers. Mince Pie and Mulled Wine tea afterwards while Maisie visited Santa in his Train Grotto.
Well done everyone involved. Its not easy to organise something like this with covid restrictions in place and everything seemed to run very smoothly.
Very happy to be involved with the Trust and enjoyed running over our bit of the line !!
Written 20 December 2021
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Albatros513
Chesterfield, UK92 contributions
Nov 2021
Lovely to see this picturesque and much photographed station coming back to life.
Though we visited on a November Sunday when no trains were running, there was still plenty to see and the staff could not have been more helpful and friendly.
They had the shop and cafe (in a beautifully restored buffet coach) open and we were also able to visit the restored signal box and museum. Also on the site are a WW2 pill box and Anderson shelter. Oh yes, and the UXB!
They have also restored the station gardens and rebuilt the greenhouse next to the signal box. Some views are almost indistinguishable from photos taken in the 1950s and 1960's which is a great credit to those who have carried out the restoration.
There are plans to extend the existing mile or so of track, eventually in both directions, and hopefully this can be achieved as the station is such an attractive and atmospheric location.
Then all it needs is a West Country on the Pines Express or a 7F hauled coal train!!
Well, we can dream!
Written 19 November 2021
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Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust is open:
  • Sun - Mon 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 - 15:30
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 - 17:00


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