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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
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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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So Much To See & So Much To Do

Another wonderful place on the Isle of Wight for the whole family. Depending on the type of ticket you buy, determines what is included within the price. Our tickets covered the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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Essex
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

No-one did anything wrong, and the trains are very impressive. But it just didn't capture 5yo's interest. He couldn't wait to go somewhere else. In 21st century, not sure there's enough going on here for today's kids who have bigger expectations.

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another wonderful place on the Isle of Wight for the whole family. Depending on the type of ticket you buy, determines what is included within the price. Our tickets covered the whole thing, for the train & the Bird of Prey Centre. You are taken back, where you can see the working history about the steam trains, you can see... More 

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Ilford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spacious car park or connect with the steam railway at Smallbrook Junction when travelling by train ( check timetable for connections) Standard and first class travel available on steam railway ( book online for discount) Also on site refreshment room,children's play area, woodland walk, events and picnic area, nostalgic railway offices,signal box,carriage and wagon workshop,train story discovery centre Well stocked... More 

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly, helpful staff will assist you in anyway they can. A pleasant little run from Wootton (near Ryde) to Haven Street dropping off on the way if you wish and then board a regular train to Shanklin railway station where you can pick up.a bus to go down to the esplanade or to other town on the island.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Some heritage railways are a bit ramshackle - with old steam and diesel engines and rolling stock everywhere - great for the railway buff but a constant reminder that you're on a line where heroic souls are saving our 19th and 20th century heritage in the 21st century. However on the Isle of Wight it's simpler with less paraphernalia but... More 

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an enjoyable day on the railway, parking at Havenstreet and then making the most of our third class rover ticket to travel up and down the line. (There's a rover ticket for dogs as well!). You can pay extra for first class travel but the only benefit is a slightly more comfortable seat. We enjoyed looking around the... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I would highly recommend visiting the IOW steam railway it is a lovely little place and you really don't need to be a train enthusiast to enjoy it to a lot of people it brings back happy memories of days gone by. When we went it was quiet so lucky enough to get carriage to ourselves nod don't be put... More 

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Thank Claire B
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely experience. We chose to take the Steam Train and River Cruise package. We had lovely weather which always helps. Polite and friendly staff - especially the commentator on the river cruise - great sense of humour!

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

Many thanks for this excellent review. Reluctantly must hold our hands up and confess we fear it does not relate to us as we do not offer river cruises. However, we would like to think if we did, they would be excellent! Pretty sure you are referring to the Dartmouth Steam Railway and we fully agree with you they do... More 

Shanklin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely day today at the steam railway. All staff/volunteers were extremely helpful and our children throughly enjoyed the day.

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Thank Michslate10
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not that into steam trains but thoroughly enjoyed the day out here. Had a ride up and down the track and a good wander around the museum/railway sheds. Good weather helped but not essential.

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