Welcome



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, Live the Dream, Into The Blue and Buy a Gift.

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 -

Fri 3rd Apr: 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 & 15:30
Sat 4th Apr: 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 & 15:30

The next Wine & Dine is -

Latest News

Record Numbers for our Spring Gala

By: SJ, Tue 31st Mar

Thank you for everyone who turned up to our Spring Gala despite the atrocious weather. We had a record number of people and had lots of good feedback....[Full story]

25/03/2015 Spring Gala Timetable Amendment
18/03/2015 Spring Gala Weekend on 28th and 29th March
18/03/2015 Easter Teddy Bears Picnic 3rd - 6th April
18/03/2015 Tractor Ted Day Out at the Railway May 25th
18/03/2015 Fathers Day on the Mendip Belle