Yeovil Railway Centre
Yeovil Railway Centre is a small steam and diesel Railway Centre that was formed in 1994 to preserve the original Southern Railway turntable (British Rail decided to remove it), and provide facilities for operation of the main line steam.
There is a Visitor Centre that was once an 1864 built GWR transfer shed, plus a 15,000 gallon water tower. Everything has been restored to working order for the servicing of the steam engines. This is an excellent place for an old fashioned family day out that everyone will love.
The centre holds regular events between March and October, including Train days, where the turntable is demonstrated and steam train rides are operated using a brake van, providing a great opportunity to watch steam at close quarters! See ‘Pectin’, a Peckett steam engine, and ‘Lord Fisher’, an Andrew Barclay steam engine, one of which is used on the train days to provide the rides!
Additional attractions include the Train and Tractor Day, an Easter egg hunt, a Teddy Bear’s picnic in the summer, a Halloween Evening with Steam, and Santa Specials in the winter!
If you've had fun on your family day out to Yeovil Railway Centre, tell us about it your visit, so other people will know it's a great place to go as well.
It may be worth checking out Yeovil Railway Centre's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
Yeovil Junction Station
Telephone: 01935 410420
For most events:
Child (5 to 15 years) £3.50
One child (aged 5 to 15) is admitted FREE with a full paying adult. Opening Times: 2014 Opening Details:
Regular Steam days March to October 10.00 - 16.00 Please see website for full details.
Shop and site open for static viewing:
Every Sunday 10am to 12pm (except Christmas and New Year), and normally during events.
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