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Lots of railway history at the old station.

This little heritage centre has a lot of information, mostly about the industrial history of Bovey... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
k r
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Well worth the walk to it

A small museum on the outskirts of town, unfortunately not so well signposted (particularly if not... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
South Wales
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Phoenix Hall St. Johns Lane | The Old Railway Station, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9FF, England
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

This is a free record of old Bovey. Books and photographs very interesting. Also Bovey pottery exhibits. The person there was very knowledgable and helpful..He took a real pride in the job and talked to my great grandchildren about their interests. Do go and see...More

Thank Jean S
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Staffed by volunteered. A little piece of Bovey Tracey past. Considering the size of the building, contains lots of potted history in this previous Railway station. Outside contains an old railway carriage, which can be investigated inside. Free to view although a donation will assist...More

Thank tonybrod
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This little heritage centre has a lot of information, mostly about the industrial history of Bovey Tracey and the surrounding area. There is a lot of detail of the Moretonhampstead branch line including models of the stations at Bovey Tracey and Moretonhampstead as well as...More

Thank k r
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Excellent use of the old Railway Station in Bovey Tracey, Despite good signage we still parked away from the centre but there are a few spaces at the station. The artifacts are all local to Bovey but still interesting and they have acquired a railway...More

Thank 29GrannyJ
Reviewed 12 September 2017

A must for railway enthusiasts, less so for anybody else. About 30 per cent of the exhibits relate to the 12-mile Newton Abbot-Moretonhampstead branch line, on which Bovey Tracey was an intermediate stop. The route closed to passengers as long ago as 1959. The museum...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Housed in the old Bovey railway station building, the Heritage Centre has a large range of local history information and artefacts. Highlights for me, as a steam railway enthusiast, were the superb fine scale models of Bovey station in the main building and also Moretonhampstead...More

2  Thank MartinPavey
Reviewed 30 May 2017

A small museum on the outskirts of town, unfortunately not so well signposted (particularly if not walking from town). Situated in the old railway station and yard, well worth a visit if you can afford the time it has ample parking which is free just...More

1  Thank Welshwasp
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The volunteers are very friendly and knowledgably. There is an excellent collection of local artefacts along with a goods wagon from Llynclys Junction. Llynclys is a railway junction near to Oswestry and part of the Cambrian Heritage Railway. The history of the railway in the...More

1  Thank Goldcrest O
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Lots to see in a small space. I found the geological specimens gave me an understanding of rocks we had seen on the moors. The volunteers were very friendly.

1  Thank john e
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I went here after having found it in a booklet about local museums. It is a proper little local museum with a wealth of information especially about the old railway. It's easy to find and the volunteer on duty was very happy to answer questions....More

1  Thank Cazz W
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