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Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust

  • Watchet
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Attraction Information

The Museum contains nostalgic relics from the former Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway which used to run from Bath to Bournemouth, with all finally closing in 1966.

It's a charmingly atmospheric facility with masses of railway related exhibits and artefacts and a huge collection of rolling stock and steam locomotives from throughout the years.

You can learn about the quirky old station names of bygone days and explore the evocative galleries filled with name-boards, lamps, tools, signalling equipment, tickets, photographs, handbills and more besides.

Although it's fairly formal and educational, kids are warmly welcomed and they can step back in time and hand operate the levers in the reconstructed Midford Signal Box.

All in all it's a great trip for kids already interested in trains, but not necessarily the place to ignite the interest in the uninitiated: there are no operating train rides for example. However it's volunteer run so your proper little chuffers will have someone enthusiastic to quiz on all things rail!

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Opening hours

Monday 13:00 - 17:00

Tuesday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Saturdays 09:00 - 13:00


Adults: £2

Child: £1

Family: £5

Travel & Contact Information


The Railway Station, Washford, Watchet, Somerset and Bristol, TA23 0PP, England

Phone number

01984 40869



Click here to visit Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

No, Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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