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Address: The Railway Station | Havenstreet, Wootton Bridge PO33 4DS, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 882204
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Description: Bringing to life the fascinating history of railways on the Isle of Wight...
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.
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Good day out as usual!

I have read some, let's say, curious negative reviews about this attraction but I have never failed to find this to be a great day out! I first came here back in 1971 not long... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

I have read some, let's say, curious negative reviews about this attraction but I have never failed to find this to be a great day out! I first came here back in 1971 not long after it opened and have been a regular visitor since 2006 and I love it! If I didn't, I wouldn't bother! The main attraction this... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

What a great day out this was experiencing what it used to be like on the raiways on the island. The line goes from Smallbrook Junction to Wootton part of the line that used to run from Ryde to Newport. You can drive to Havenstreet Station or travel by the Island Line operated by 1938 Stock London Underground trains to... More 

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St Neots, Cambs
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285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We had to wait quite a while for the next train as we just missed one by a minute and the on-line timetable for the day seemed to state the opposite of what was on their board. However, we put the waiting time to good use and made a few purchases in the shop and had a look round the... More 

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Dunstable
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

The railway runs through the Isle of wight countryside, all very nice as others have said. One end is linked to the 'Main Line' Electric railway, running historical London Under ground trains from the Northern Line (something like 1959 stock from memory). The other is in the back and beyond. Midway there is a long stop at their main place... More 

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

Thank you for the useful feedback which is an ideal opportunity to provide a few tips for enthusiasts wishing to see one of our three original Island locomotives in steam: 1. In advance of your visit you may wish to look which locos are in steam - Can be found on our website under the heading 'Locomotives in Steam this... More 

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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We visited 26 April. Got a BR train from Ryde to Smallbrook Junction where the steam train was waiting in the adjoining platform. Rode to Wooten and back to Haven Street, where all the railways berthing and maintenance is carried out. We were allowed to leave out suitcase in the Station Masters Office to facilitate our enjoyment of the site.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We spent a lovely day riding on the steam train and visiting the museum, where you can see refurbished and rolling stock still in need of TLC. It's great to see the steam engine at work. There's also a field where you can have a picnic and see the falconry demonstration. Don't miss the little woodland trail at the far... More 

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

As part of a group on a train based holiday group, I took the round trip from Smallbrook Junction, on the Island Line electric train to Wootton, which was quite enjoyable just in itself. However, when we passed through Haven Street for the second time, we all disembarked to visit the small Museum and the large Train Stop exhibition. The... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Made the mistake of not checking the website before we visited and it was a day the trains weren't running. However, we were not charged to go into the attraction and look about the museum, shop, train story etc. Only downside was café was not open, presumably because they were not expecting many visitors. Surprisingly interesting and can imagine this... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This brilliant time on this Steam railway through great countryside is a must to do. The old locomotives are looking very smart and the whole experience is a real pleasure and really not expensive. With a discounted ticket if you use the Red Funnel ferry.Anoth great time.

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Pevensey Bay
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I just love steam trains and all the nostalgia that goes with it. The smell, the sounds and of course the magnificent engines. The islands steam railway is a must for anyone visiting the island. Lot's to see and do but of course the highlight is the ride between the stations. It will even better when they eventually get the... More 

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