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West Somerset Railway 2020

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.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access


The Railway Station Minehead Somerset TA24 5BG

  • 01643 704 996
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Open days

Sat-Sun 21-29 mar. Daily 4-19, 23-26 Apr. Tue-Thu, Sat-Sun & BHol 2-21 May, 23 Jun-9 Jul, 1-27 Sep. Daily 23 May-11 Jun, 11 Jul-Aug, 1-4 Oct, 24 Oct-1 Nov. Sat-Sun 10-18 Oct. Daily 27 Dec-3 Jan 2021. Santas in Dec.


By Bus: 28

By Rail: Taunton / 3 miles

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