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Mid-Norfolk Railway

Station Road, Dereham NR19 1DF, England
+44 1362 690633
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The really British rail feeling.

Good. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Not so good. I watch someone wipe the table were we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
via mobile
A good day out on a heritage railway

Lovely volunteers who friendly and helpful were all a part of what made our visit to Mid-Norfolk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hilary P
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The Mid-Norfolk Railway runs Heritage Steam and Diesel train services from the market town of Dereham to Wymondham in Norfolk, just outside Norwich. It is run entirely by volunteers, and operates a number of Special Events throughout the year.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steam gala” (15 reviews)
Station Road, Dereham NR19 1DF, England
+44 1362 690633
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Not so good. I watch someone wipe the table were we sat. But it wasn't clean!!! It was the full British railway experience, dirty carriages and trains running late.

Thank Alan880
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely volunteers who friendly and helpful were all a part of what made our visit to Mid-Norfolk Railway a great day out. As often happens with very old locomotives, one of the steam trains 'failed' and had to be replaced with a diesel service, but...More

Thank Hilary P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This preserved railway is based at the disused Great Eastern Railway station, where there is a booking office, cafe, gift shop and a small historical display. Trains run most weekends. These are often made up of diesel locomotives hauling old British Rail carriages. The return...More

Thank bjchampness
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Festival of Steam this weekend suffered from a steam breakdown which meant diesel running. Although this was put on their FB page....as later discovered...there was no other notification anywhere. We got to Dereham Station, where there could have been a blackboard with an explanation, bought...More

Thank Cazz W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked for High Tea on the last Saturday for this year, the weather was very mixed, but the ambience and the high tea more than made up for it. Crisp white tablecloths, staff who were use to dealing with the catering side and had allocated...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have travelled so many times from Dereham to Wymondham on the Mid-Norfolk Railway and every time it is a real joy. There's always a welcoming and authentic atmosphere at Dereham and the train trip is magic, especially riding in the lovely old diesel unit...More

Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a return trip from Dereham to Wymondham on 7 September. There was plenty of parking at the station. The volunteers were all friendly and the station was tidy and the loos were clean. We went on a DMU (E51499) and were invited to...More

Thank LMO14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the best experience at the Dereham ticket office, I appreciate that most staff are volunteers and do their best, but surely a manager's role includes matching a person's skills and abilities to an appropriate job. Steam was advertised for the day we visited in...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always good and enjoyable to visit the Dereham Station, and occassionally a train ride too. Christmas is always a good train ride including Father Christmas riding along wishing all a Merry Xmas.

Thank LorriDriver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a day out in Wymondham and had visited the Abbey. The Wymondham Abbey station halt for the MNR was only a few minutes walk away and we knew a steam train was due in as we had checked their timetable. Within a few...More

Thank 1147GG
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Dave B
2 September 2017|
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Response from ckckckck1999 | Reviewed this property |
their a polar express in dec also special events see web page link nmr-org-uk note remove - and replace with .
Ross B
11 December 2016|
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Response from DerekMNR | Property representative |
Hi Ross, it depends on the timetable which is operating on the day in question. Our 2017 fares haven't been set yet, but as a Guidance our Off Peak Day tickets where £10 or £15 during the Peak season. On Certain Special... More
29 September 2016|
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Response from DerekMNR | Property representative |
Hi NB, The Lapland Express is our on board Santa Special train. each journey lasts around 2 hours, while all the children on the train visit Santa in his Grotto. The line runs from Wymondham to Dereham or Vice versa. hope... More