Somerset and Dorset Railway

Somerset and Dorset Railway

Last Updated on April 15, 2024 by Suzy McCullough

The Somerset and Dorset Railway is a heritage railway line located in Midsomer Norton, Somerset. It runs on a restored section of the Somerset and Dorset joining railway and the line is approximately 1 mile long.

What is there to do at Somerset and Dorset Railway?

Your visit starts at the restored original Victorian railway Station. Their key aim is to keep the feel of a local country station as it was in the 1950s while providing modern facilities for their visitors. Booking in advance is strongly recommended especially for their special event services.

They also have a museum which is housed in the former railway stables. This has a wealth of railway and world war exhibits. Up the slope past the museum, there is a WWII Anderson shelter and a Pillbox which houses one of the smallest museums in the country.

There are a couple of spots where you can watch the trains depart and you can explore the woodland with public footpaths. A footpath also runs the entire length of the railway.

Further Information

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outdoors.

What are the main things to do?

Heritage railway on a restored section of the Somerset and Dorset joining railway and the line is approximately 1 mile long. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

Standard service tickets are £9 for an adult day rover and £4.50 for children aged 4-16. Under 4s are free and family tickets are available. Event days may cost more for entry.
Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online.

Is there parking?

There is parking nearby.

When are they open?

The Somerset and Dorset railway runs a varied timetable. For up-to-date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome on the station site and on trains on most days. The exceptions are some of their events.

Are they accessible?

Information on accessibility

Please note that the map location is not exact.

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