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Isle of Wight Steam Railway

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Address: The Railway Station Station Road | Havenstreet, Wootton Bridge PO33 4DS, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 882204

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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Lovely day out to discover the byegone days of steam travel

On our whistle stop tour of the IOW (!) of course we had to spend some time at the IOW Steam Railway. Having parked in the free car park we headed over to the traditional ticket... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Leverkusen, Germany
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Leverkusen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On our whistle stop tour of the IOW (!) of course we had to spend some time at the IOW Steam Railway. Having parked in the free car park we headed over to the traditional ticket office to buy our tickets. After short reflection we decided to push the boat out (err, I mean train) and go for an all... More 

Thank Eyekaytoo
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our trip to the railway was great and there was the added bonus of flying displays laid on by the local falconry centre, well worth the money and enjoyed by all ages.

Thank Julie R
Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here on a day we thought it was going to rain as the majority of things to do are undercover. We went on the steam train going one way then got off to visit other areas onsite before going back on the steam train in the other direction. The one ticket covers as many rides as you want.... More 

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

Many thanks for visiting us and your kind words. As you indicate we do have a fairly small artefacts museum (accessed from our shop). In addition to a range of genuine Island railway items, the museum information boards detail the history of railways on the Isle of Wight. Our £1.2million Train Story Discovery Centre on the other hand is vast,... More 

East Cowes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great day out, train ride, stop off at Havenstreet for lunch and an ice cream. Staff are brilliant. Take in the falconry too which is great fun.

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Essex Boy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Brilliant place. Well kept, well staffed by "experts" and volunteers who are both knowledgeable and so pleasant. Plenty to do and see, and of course a wonderful steam train ride. Just magical for all ages, plenty of fun, plenty of steam and a history of the place and the trains. Just try it, you'll be hooked !

1 Thank BrucieBEssexBoy
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked this for my partners 60th birthday and he loved it. We got off at Wooton and walked to the pub about 10 mins stroll away. Had lovely lunch then rejoined the train for journey back.

Thank Levadas
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Brilliant to reminisce about the days when trains were proper trains! All the staff so friendly and knowledgeable and all volunteers. Lots to do for the who E family, museum, play area , shop and cafe. Beware if you are vegan there is nothing to eat before 12 and then it is only chips and beans! Wheelchair accessable. Good day... More 

Thank Corinne B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A must to see. I'm not really into steam trains but. What a great place and a wonderful adventure went on the steam train to Cheltenham service fantastic and a wonderful journey through the country side had a great time worth the money

Thank Suzanne A
Longford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We got on the train at the Wootton station, a small station with some very friendly and helpful staff. It was only a few minutes until we got the next train to Havenstreet. We really enjoyed seeing the train pulling into the station and the carriages were in great authentic condition. After a short journey to Havenstreet, we set out... More 

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Clackmannan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is not just for steam enthusiasts. All people manning the line did their best to make everyone welcome. The story of the line is well presented in their museum. Great place to take photos. We used our Tesco vouchers for this attraction which made it excellent value

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