Welcome

40th Anniversary Year

Enjoy a relaxed, unhurried and civilised journey on a steam train here at the East Somerset Railway. The majestic steam engine has been around for over 200 years. Seeing the trains in all their glory brings a real sense of history to your visit and there is always plenty to see, its an experience for everyone.


The East Somerset Railway operates steam trains throughout the year, view our Timetable for dates and times where your all day ticket lets you ride more than once.

We have Tractor Ted and Peppa Pig as well as other Special events including our popular Santa Trains.

Why not enjoy a three course meal on our Mendip Belle dining train, or afternoon Cream Tea in the summer. The Whistlestop restaurant is open when we are in steam with home cooked food made from local produce.

You can also learn to drive a steam engine on one of our Footplate Experience courses.

Our fully stocked Shop is open most days of the week for railway items and much much more.

We also accept Steam Experience Vouchers from Activity Superstore and Live the Dream.

Buy Advanced Tickets on-line & Save £6 on a family ticket.

(Tickets are always available on the day from the ticket office)

Trains next run on -

Sun 20th Apr: 11:00, 11:45, 12:30, 14:00, 14:45 & 15:30
Mon 21st Apr: 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 & 15:00

The next Wine & Dine is -

Latest News

News for Easter

By: CB, Wed 2nd Apr

The weather has gone back to normal as our season gets off to a really good start. Motherís Day Lunch on the Mendip Belle was sold out weeks ago and everyone had a good time. We still have space on our future wine and dine trains if you would like to join us. Over the coming months we have var...[Full story]

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