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Somerset & Dorset Railway Museum at Washford

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Lovely friendly place and most excellent cake!

When we visited the train was unfortunately not running, however as it was a chance visit, it was... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2019
Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
A delight

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

Reviewed October 1, 2018
Whitby, 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 March 3, 2019

When we visited the train was unfortunately not running, however as it was a chance visit, it was nice to be able to see the vast machines at rest, and we were not disappointed. It was an unseasonably warm February day, and the inviting cafe...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GarethOK
NigelD709, Director of Sales at Somerset & Dorset Railway Museum at Washford, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Thank you for your review. However you have selected the wrong site for this review. We are the Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust museum at Washford. We would welcome a visit from you any time we are open

Reviewed October 1, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tabitha71
Reviewed September 2, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barry H
Nigel D, Shop Co-ordinator at Somerset & Dorset Railway Museum at Washford, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Thanks for your comments. Glad you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed July 24, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 15, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 20, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Moluki
Reviewed September 29, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 31, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed January 8, 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Gryke
Reviewed October 13, 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

Date of experience: September 2016
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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.