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“start/finish at Haven Street ”

Isle of Wight Steam Railway
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Owner description: Bringing to life the fascinating history of railways on the Isle of Wight, this Visit England accredited, award winning attraction is a true journey into nostalgia. Beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages provide a view of the Island's unspoilt countryside. Your ticket includes unlimited day travel and access the NEW Train Story Discovery Centre. With the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund this £1.2 Million project opened in April 2014. Packed with interactive activities and fascinating displays, journey through the Island's very own Train Story. For details of the days trains run and timetable you can save money by booking online in advance.
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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“start/finish at Haven Street ”
Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed 3 hours here both on the train to wooton and smallbrook then had a cream tea in the cafe, a woodland walk with strange wildlife .Our 2 year olds played in the park (sorry, rules said no under 6s but no chance of dragging them out) Cost was £12 to ride all day

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6 reviews
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“What a wonderful place”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

We visited The Isle of Wight Steam Railway on Saturday 21 June 2014 where we had booked a Midsummer's Night Steam & Carvery - we visited the railway first and was an absolute delight walking round the new exhibit. The staff are all so friendly and helpful. The Carvery dinner was superb, very well organised and the steam journey afterwards was amazing.
A must place to visit when on the island.
Even if there are no special events on it is well worth a visit.
Melanie - Eastbourne

Visited June 2014
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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“WORTH A VISIT”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

I visited with a friend and although neither of us are train enthusiast it was a pleasant way to spend the afternoon. The staff and volunteers work very hard to make sure everything runs smooth. We got the electric train from Ryde to Smallbrook and didn't have to wait long for the steam train.

Visited June 2014
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“Great memories of a bygone era”
Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

What a gem!! Shame line isnt longer! Ex engineers will love the peak into the workshop to see how things used to be done. Very interesting & informative new attraction in purpose built warehouse, has won many welk deserved awards. Could have spent several days there. Thank you Andy W - Leeds

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Bisley, United Kingdom
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“Great day out - just wish the line was longer.”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Spent a great day out here enjoying the nostalgia as well as the engineering skills of the staff and volunteers who bring the trains and rolling stock back to life and keep them running. We parked at Haven Street where there is a large and free car park and then took a train (first class of course :-) ) on a round trip to Wooten, back to Smallbrook Junction and back to Haven Street. For part of the journey we had the Wotton station master in our compartment who was taking a day off the celebrate his birthday (having a train ride of course) and he gave us a bit of background and local colour on the line and some of the rolling stock. Then took in the small museum on the history of the line, looked round the carriage works to see restoration in action and visited the new Train Story exhibition which gives more history and, importantly, lets the museum keep more of its stock under cover. Overall a great day out. It was interesting to contract the restored line and its smart trains and coaches with the run down and tired (and well past their sell by date I would guess) old tube trains that the main line uses. Lets hope that one day the volunteers on the restored railway can get their wish to extend the line into Ryde (and maybe grab the rest of the line to Shanklin too.

Visited June 2014
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