West Somerset Railway

Museums

Gauge Museum - Bishops Lydeard Station

The Gauge Museum on Platform 1 has many items of local rail interest and shows how the railway affected the people who worked on and used the line. The Museum also contains a working model railway open normally at weekends and Galas. Platform 1 is also home to the Taunton Model Railway Group whose layout, Bath Green Park, is intricately detailed and can be viewed when it is open on Gala days.

The Somerset and Dorset Railway Trusts Museum - Washford Station

The museum contains relics from the former Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway which ran from Bath to B ournemouth with branchlines to Highbridge, Burnham on Sea, Wells and Bridgwater. All finally closing in 1966. Please note that the museum is not open every day. Please click here for opening dates.

A Railway Remembered

Explore the mass of exhibits, ponder on the old station names and soak up the evocative atmosphere.

Relics to be seen are station nameboards, lamps, tools, signalling equipment, tickets, photographs, handbills, rolling stock and steam locomotives.

Step back in time as you operate the levers in the reconstructed Midford Signal Box.

Great Western Railway Museum - Blue Anchor Station

Opens on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays between Easter and the end of September and most Galas.