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Somerset & Dorset Railway Museum at Washford

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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A delight

Vintage railway station at its very best on a beautiful line. Excellent stations along the way... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Whitby, United Kingdom
Great little museum

A lovely place to stop off at . On one side in the waiting room, there is various memorablia... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Stockport, United Kingdom
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Come and explore the atmosphere of a unique railway - the Somerset & Dorset line - which ran from Bath to Bournemouth through some of the most scenic parts of the two counties and has captured the imagination of generations. See how communities were...more
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A39 | West Somerset Railway, Between Taunton and Minehead, Washford, Watchet TA23 0PP, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vintage railway station at its very best on a beautiful line. Excellent stations along the way too, worth Evevy penny to preserve this railway.

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Reviewed 2 September 2018

A lovely place to stop off at . On one side in the waiting room, there is various memorablia relating to this railway. A former signal box is also set up, to have a look around and play with. Plenty more on the other side....More

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Nigel D, Shop Co-ordinator at Somerset & Dorset Railway Museum at Washford, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thanks for your comments. Glad you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

We caught the train from Minehead, to stop at Washford station and walk to Cleeve Abbey - had about three hours before catching the train back. The museum was delightful - small, but with so many historic items - the entire collection of the Somerset...More

1  Thank Natalie R
Reviewed 15 June 2018

This seemed a very well organised service from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard. The Minehead platform included many amenities such as book and merchandise shops as well as a cafe. There was also an excellent buffet on the train with very helpful volunteer staff. The countryside...More

Thank rjbrooks2001
Reviewed 20 April 2018

The perfect day out on fantastic old stem pulled trains. Wonderfully helpful and friendly staff. The train had a buffet car! Great food and even a cheeky cider! The train ride is reported the longest vintage line in the UK and does not disappoint. The...More

1  Thank Moluki
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We were staying in Watchet so could walk to the station, we bought a day rover ticket & travelled into Minehead for lunch then caught the train to Bishops Lyndeard & returned to Watchet a full day out. The staff are all volunteers & seem...More

2  Thank LucindaStaffs
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

All staff that we met were 5 star. It's only 20 pounds for a all day ticket. We had the tea and cake for 2.50p. And had a great time at each stop. The staff here go beyond the call of duty. Best station was...More

1  Thank 2043nooks
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Friendly staff and an interesting station. Feels like you've woken up in 1952! Not much choice in the shop.

Thank Gryke
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I see many of the reviews posted here appear to be for the West Somerset Railway in general and not specifically for the museum at Washford. I travelled to Washford by train to then walk back to Watchet along the route of the old mineral...More

Thank k r
Reviewed 2 October 2016

this little museum is situated within washford station on the west somerset railway. There are lots of exhibits all about the S & D line as well as some exterior rolling stock and buildings to look at. If you time it right you may be...More

1  Thank trek98
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4 March 2017|
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Response from Julie W | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think they are may be a charge. Go on their website should give details on ticket prices.