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West Somerset Railway 2021

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
  • Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Website: View website

Open Days & Times

Tue-Wed, Sat-Sun to 14 Jul, 21 Sep-Oct. Tue-Thu, Sat-Sun 17 Jul-22 Aug, 4-18 Sep, 21-29 Sep. Daily 21 Aug-2 Sep. Also Fri 16 Jul, 17 Sep, 1 Oct. Visit website for more details.


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


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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