West Somerset Railway 2024

Britain‘s longest preserved railway operating for 20 miles from Bishops Lydeard near Taunton through the stunning scenery of the Quantock Hills and along the coast to Minehead. Bishops Lydeard is also home to the Gauge Museum, a museum of artefacts such as signalling and uniform items, tickets, signs, etc. of GWR or local origin housed in 1862 Goods Shed. Includes a GWR sleeping car dating from 1897, a 'hands on' signalling display and a model railway.


Address: The Railway Station Minehead Somerset TA24 5BG

  • Telephone: 01643 704 996
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Open Days & Times

23-24 Mar. 28 Mar-4 Apr. Sat-Sun, Tue-Wed & BHol 8 Apr-22 May; Oct. Daily 25-30 May. Sat-Sun, Tue-Thu 28 May-Sep. 2-3 Nov. A few other days. Festive trains 23 Nov-Dec. Visit website for more details.


  • By Bus: 28
  • By Rail: Taunton / 3 miles


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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