Yeovil Railway Centre

Yeovil Railway Centre

Last Updated on April 15, 2024 by Suzy McCullough

Yeovil Railway Centre is located in Barwick near Yeovil, Somerset. It is a small railway museum at Yeovil Junction on the L&SWR West of England mainline between Salisbury and Exeter.

What is there to do at Yeovil Railway Centre?

They have ex-National railway museum wagons on display plus they run steam-hauled train rides and there is a miniature railway. The centre was originally formed in 1994 to preserve the original turntable. Today you can watch the spectacle of large steam engines being turned and serviced.

Their Peckett steam engine is operational and it takes visitors on public rides of around 1/3rd of a mile. Visitors ride in a historic brake van or in a coach. When their steam strain is running both their miniature and model railways are normally running as well plus a demonstration of the turntable is often given.

The centre also runs diesel days and they run one of their diesel engines. Other special events, include tractors, Halloween, Santa Specials, Character days and more. There is a small play area for children.

Further Information

Is there food and drink available?

You can purchase light refreshments.

What are the main things to do?

A museum with Steam and diesel railway trips with a turntable plus model railway and miniature railway on certain days.

What are the ticket prices?

Adults are £11-12.10 and children are £5.50-6.05. Prices may vary on event days and children aged under 5 are free.
Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online.

Is there parking?

There is free parking on site (subject to availability).

When are they open?

Regular train days are held from March to September. For up-to-date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome on their train days (except in the cafe and children’s play area).

Are they accessible?

Please contact the venue.

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