Dean Forest Railway Museum

Dean Forest Railway Museum
Dean Forest Railway
Norchard Railway Centre
Forest Road
Lydney
Gloucestershire
GL15 4ET
England

Website

railway & museum information

www.dfr.co.uk

E-mail

dfr.museum@virginmedia.com

Telephone

General Enquiries

01594 845840

24 hour recorded information line

01594 843423

Fax

01594 845840

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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Spend a moment of your visit to the Dean Forest Railway to look around with artefacts from the former Severn & Wye Joint Railway and associated Great Western & Midland Railways.

Venue Type:

Museum, Transport heritage site

Opening hours

10:30-17:00 March 1st to December 31st
11:00-16:00 Jan and Feb.

Admission charges

Free entry to museum

Getting there

By road: Large free car park at Norchard on the B4234 just north of Lydney. Easy access from M48, M4 and M5 to Lydney on the A48

By train: nearest station Lydney( allow a 10 min walk to DFR Lydney Junction Station). Direct trains from Cheltenham and South Wales with connections to Birmingham, London and Bristol.

By bus: Stagecoach service from Gloucester(allow 5 min walk to DFR Lydney Town Station)

Additional info

The museum is located through the shop at Norchard, and being on ground level is accessible to all visitors, elderly and wheelchair users included.

Collection details

Archives, Costume and Textiles, Social History, Land Transport

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.
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New Year Mince Pie Specials

  • 28 December 2014 9:30am-5pm
  • 31 December 2014 — 1 January 2015

Steam trip through the winter Forest

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Dean Forest Railway, Norchard, Lydney, Glos

Admission

See DFR Website

Website

http://www.dfr.co.uk

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Santa Specials

  • 6 — 7 December 2014 11am-5pm
  • 13 — 14 December 2014 11am-5pm
  • 20 — 21 December 2014 11am-5pm
  • 24 December 2014 From 11am

Worthwhile presents from Santa who visits the children in their seats.
Adults are not forgotten, they receive a miniature and a hot mince pie

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

Dean Forest Railway, Norchard, Lydney, Glos

Admission

See dfr website for details. Book early- book on line

Website

http://www.dfr.co.uk

standard timetable & prices

Standard Timetable 2014

  • 2 March — 31 October 2014 *on now

On non special events days the standard timetable and prices apply March to October.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

All day Rover tickets (unlimited travel on non special event days). Family(2Adults/2 Children) £30, Adults £11.00, Seniors £10, Children (5-16) £5, Children (under 5) Free. Dogs welcome and travel free on trains apart from Dining, Peppa Pig, Thomas, Halloween and Santa. trains.

Website

http://www.dfr.co.uk

Enjoy a four course meal on the Royal Forester Dining Train

The 'Royal Forester' Dining Train

  • 3 August 2014 11:30am-5pm
  • 24 August 2014 11:30am-5pm
  • 21 September 2014 11:30am-5:30pm
  • 12 October 2014 11:30am-5:30pm
  • 26 October 2014 From 11:30am

Enjoy a delicious four course meal whilst travelling in luxury through the Forest of Dean. (Runs on selected Sundays )

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

Price is £39.50 a head( sold in pairs) includes unlimited travel on the day. Pre-booking is essential on line or in the shop

Website

http://www.dfr.co.uk

drive a locomotive

Branchline Experience Days

  • 13 September 2014 9:30am-5pm
  • 27 September 2014 From 9:30am
  • 11 October 2014 From 9:30am
  • 18 October 2014 From 9:30am

Fulfill a childhood dream and drive one of our Steam or Diesel locomotives. Gift Vouchers available

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Family friendly

Admission

Driving sessions start from £199 with a full day Branchline experience being £325. See website for full details or request a brochure

Website

http://www.dfr.co.uk

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Day out with Thomas

  • 15 — 17 August 2014

Meet 'Thomas'. 'Diesel', 'Wilbert', 'Salty' & 'Troublesome Trucks'. Ride with 'Daisy' into the Forest and chase the steam train

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

Dean Forest Railway,Norchard, Lydney, Glos GL15 4ET

Admission

Entrance price includes all additional attractions and rides. Save pounds by booking online.

Website

http://www.dfr.co.uk

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Evening Scenic Supper Cruise

  • 2 August 2014 5:30-10pm
  • 23 August 2014 5:30-10pm
  • 5 September 2014 5:30-10pm

Enjoy fish & chips and real ale aboard the Heritage Diesel Railcar. (other options available). real Ale Bar available on board

First departure Lydney Town 17.50, Norchard 18.02 & Parkend 18.35. Three return journeys until arrive Parkend 21:15, Norchard 21:37 & Lydney Town 21.47

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Where

Dean Forest Railway, Norchard, Lydney, Glos.

Admission

See DFR website for details

Website

http://www.dfr.co.uk

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Parkend Carnival

  • 25 August 2014 9:30am-5:30pm

Travel to the carnival by train from Norchard

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

Dean Forest Railway, Norchard, Lydney, Glos

Admission

see DFR Website for details

Website

http://www.dfr.co.uk

Ales on Rails

Ales on Rails

  • 5 — 7 September 2014

A fish & chip supper on the Friday evening. Diesel and Steam traction over the weekend with services running into the evening

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

See DFR Website for details

Website

http://www.dfr.co.uk

Be scared on the Haloween express

Ghost Train

  • 31 October 2014 6-10pm

Prepare to be scared on the Halloween express! Pre-booking is essential to catch the service into the dead of night!

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

see dfr website for details

Website

http://www.dfr.co.uk

Getting there

By road: Large free car park at Norchard on the B4234 just north of Lydney. Easy access from M48, M4 and M5 to Lydney on the A48

By train: nearest station Lydney( allow a 10 min walk to DFR Lydney Junction Station). Direct trains from Cheltenham and South Wales with connections to Birmingham, London and Bristol.

By bus: Stagecoach service from Gloucester(allow 5 min walk to DFR Lydney Town Station)

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