Yeovil Railway Centre

5024 Nunney Castle on Yeovil Railway Centre's turntable

Heritage railway centre with original Southern Railway 70ft turntable. Visitors can see main line steam turned and serviced from special viewing platform. Regular Steam Train Days with Miniature Railway with demonstrations of turntable from March to October with special events (see website for details) and Santa Specials in December.
Visitor Centre (with refreshments) is in 1864 built Great Western Railway Transfer Shed (part Grade II listed) with display of railway artefacts. Shed originally used to transfer goods from Broad to Standard Gauge.
Shop open Sunday mornings (10am to noon) and during events.

Venue Type:

Transport heritage site

Opening hours

Site is only open during events and on Sunday mornings for static viewing.
Steam Train Days normally run 10am to 4pm but can vary - please see website for dates and precise times. Santa Specials run from 11am to 4pm

Admission charges

Please see website as charges vary between events. Static viewing on Sunday mornings is free.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Steam Train Day & Tractor Display

  • 5 — 6 September 2015 10:30am-4pm
  • 20 September 2015 10:30am-4pm
  • 4 October 2015 10:30am-4pm
  • 11 October 2015 10:30am-4pm

A steam train day using Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 steam engine 'Lord Fisher' to give train rides along the 1/3rd mile of the ex-Great Western Railway Clifton Maybank branch. Passengers travel in historic brake van vehicle or coach on this day. Trains run every 20 minutes (except for a lunch break) and
visitors can enjoy unlimited trips on the day as well as on the Miniature Railway.

Other attractions include a Shop, Light Refreshments, Model Railway and exhibits and displays (including demonstrations of the turntable). There will also be a display of work by local wildlife artist Sue Bowditch and pre-booked Driver Experience events are available (please check website for further information).

Free parking on site (subject to availability) – go to Yeovil Junction station, BA22 9UU and turn right under the low bridge half way up the station approach road – look out for large ‘Yeovil Railway Centre’ sign and arrow!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Admission (including Steam Train and Miniature Railway rides £7 adult, Children £3.50 (aged 5-15) whilst children under 5 and members are admitted free with a paying adult.

Website

http://www.yeovilrailway.freeservers.com/how1.html#05september

Steam Driver/Train Crew Experience Day

  • 3 October 2015

Our new for 2015 shared day for individuals (or a group) to try their hand at the various roles involved in operating a train. This will include Driving, Firing, Guarding, Shunting, Cleaning, Preparation use of Turntable. To undertake this you must be 18 years of age or older and of a reasonable fitness as climbing onto engines etc will be involved. You will receive safety briefs, a breakfast and lunch and work with our crew.

If you prefer an individual can also particpate in a solo Driver Experience event before we open to the public on one our Steam Train Days.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Participants will be a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8. Cost is £98 (inc VAT) per person although a discount of £10 per person will be given for 4 or more people booking at the same time.

Website

http://www.yeovilrailway.freeservers.com/how1.html#05september

Halloween Evening

  • 31 October 2015 5:30pm-10am

Come dressed up in your scarey outfits! Prize for scariest costume! Free Horror Bag for children! Ghostly steam train rides from the haunted house into the night included......Halloween themed food on sale!!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

Admission (inc Members) prices are £5 pre-booked and paid min 24 hours in advance. or £6 on the evening subject to still being availability as numbers will be limited. (one Under 5 will be admitted FREE with a paying adult). A £1 fee per booking will be added to help cover the PayPal charge.

Website

http://www.yeovilrailway.freeservers.com/how1.html#31october

Yeovil Railway Centre
Yeovil Junction Station Stoford
Yeovil
Somerset
BA22 9UU
England

Website

Whats On & History

www.yeovilrailway.freeservers.com

E-mail

Enquiries

yeovilrailway@hotmail.com

Telephone

Recorded Information

01935 410420

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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