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Isle of Wight Steam Railway

The Railway Station | Havenstreet, Wootton Bridge PO33 4DS, England
+44 1983 882204
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Bringing to life the fascinating history of railways on the Isle of Wight, this Visit England accredited, award winning attraction is a true journey... more » Owner description: Bringing to life the fascinating history of railways on the Isle of Wight, this Visit England accredited, award winning attraction is a true journey into nostalgia. Beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages provide a view of the Island's unspoilt countryside. Your ticket includes unlimited day travel and access the NEW Train Story Discovery Centre. With the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund this £1.2 Million project opened in April 2014. Packed with interactive activities and fascinating displays, journey through the Island's very own Train Story. For details of the days trains run and timetable you can save money by booking online in advance. « less
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Leeds West Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Thank you to all the staff at the above attraction who with their help and advice made the day out for our little party of 7 a fantastic one. Well worth a visit we got the £15 Day Rider and had some great fun. THANK YOU one and all.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you like trains you'll love this. Authentic refurbished carriages and all the noise and smoke you'd expect. Really enjoyable.

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Visited in September, expecting things to be slowing down for the autumn. Very good, excellent museum at Haven Street, with really enthusiastic staff everywhere. The bargain of the day has to be the combined steam & mainline ticket, to be able to pop into Ryde and/or Shanklin as well as good connections back onto the steam line. Thoroughly recommended.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

What made my visit to the IOW steam railway was the friendliness of all the staff I met. They were very helpful, informative and made you feel very welcome. Although the line is quite short, a journey captures the atmosphere of a bygone era. I often visited the IOW in its railway heyday, and this preserved line brought the memories... More

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

a little worried because we had a elderly wheelchair user but everything was in place for wheelchairs. A trip that lasted about a hour gave us all some nostalgic memories. A great day out

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Purmerend, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Sorry we did not have time for a ride, but the website promised you could get in cheap just to take pictures, which would have been fine. Except that on the day we came something 'special' was going on, so we could only get in for the full price. A pity.

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Peter V, General Manager at Isle of Wight Steam Railway, responded to this review

Following the successful launch and opening of our £1.2million Train Story Discovery Centre in April of this year, access to our site includes this new facility. Without travelling on the train, for just £5 visitors can access Havenstreet station which also includes the artefact museum, woodland walk, children's outdoor play area and indoor activity area, plus lots of photo opportunities.... More

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We have 2 young kids (1,3) so thought they might get bored quickly. However we spent a happy 2 hours at Havenstreet on the playground, indoor toys and excellent new Train Story. Obviously the ride on the train was good too. Would go again. Food and drinks quite pricey though.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

I visited the Isle of Wight Steam Railway in Sept 14 with family ranging from age 2 - 56 and the day out was enjoyed by all. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We had a carriage to ourselves and enjoyed the ride through the beautiful countryside and our two year olde enjoyed spotting the various farm animals and... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great place for kids of all ages made even better with the new train story attraction well worth a visit can get tickets a lot cheaper if brought with a red funnal ferry crossing.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Being an Ex Royal Engineer I went to see loco 198 'Royal Engineer', unfortunately it was being fitted with a new boiler in the workshop. My disappointment vanished when we started to tour this excellent railway preservation site. The smell of the locomotives and the smoke brought back many memories. We travelled first class in comfortable restored carriages firstly to... More

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