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Minehead Station Railway Living Museum Days

Visit Minehead Station for one of our Railway Living Museum Days.

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Minehead Station Railway Living Museum Days

 

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July

Saturday 1st August and Sunday 2nd August 

Take some time out and come and visit us on Minehead Station on one of these days between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm.  We will be Covid-19 secure and ready to welcome you. Visits will be in 3 time-slots 10am, 12pm and 2pm, each time-slot will allow up to 2 hours to explore and enjoy the activities on the platform.

We will have Turntable demonstrations to view.

The Turntable Café, Buffer Stop Shop and the well-known second hand Readers Halt bookstall will be open.  Many of our locomotives will be on display, and there will be (socially distanced) access to a steam engine footplate and the driving cab of a Diesel Multiple Unit.  Qualified staff will be on hand to explain how to operate! 

On Minehead Station platform (the longest on a heritage railway) there will be a number of interesting and exciting stalls and stands for you to browse. At the end of the platform there will be shunting demonstrations to observe. 

Conducted tours of our steam engine workshops and depot (normally out of bounds to members of the public) will also be available, so you will be able to get up close to engines under restoration including the Great Western King Class locomotive, which has been hidden from public view for some time.

And there will be free vintage double deck bus rides around Minehead which is included in the admission.

On 1st August (only) Freddie Huxtable will be holding a book signing of his book Taunton to Barnstaple vol 3 on Minehead Station. The booking signing will take place between 10.30am and 3pm.

Admission is £5 for adults, £3 for children (5- 17). 

We would prefer you to book in advance on our website at www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk because numbers will be strictly limited to enable social distancing.

Tickets will also be available on the gate (if there is sufficient space on the station).

Please bring a mask with you, as there will be some areas where a mask will be required, for example, the shop, buffer stop shop, locomotive workshop, footplate or DMU cab. 

If you are intending to take part in either the turntable demonstrations or visiting the locomotive shed, please ensure you are wearing sturdy sensible shoes, open toe or high heels will not be permitted. 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN

Dates

No dates for this event are available at the moment

Prices
Ticket Price
Adult Ticket £5.00
Young Person (aged 5-17) £3.00
Under 5 £0.00
Further Information

TIME

Due to covid 19 timeslots will have limited capacity. You will have 2 hours to remain on the platform, at the end of your two hour timeslot we will make an announcement for you to leave the station. It is very important that all members of the previous timetslot have left the station before the next group can join.  

There will be a need to queue to get onto the station you must adhere to social distancing whilst you wait for access. 

It is vital that we adhere to Government Guidelines, therefore we ask that you please adhere to social distancing at all times whilst on site.

PLEASE BRING A MASK

Due to Government Guidelines, it will be a requirement for all visitors to wear a mask in certain areas on site, this will include in the shop, on the footplate, in the cab of the DMU and in the shed. Government exceptions to this rule will be accepted. 

PLEASE WASH YOUR HANDS REGULARLY

We will have hand sanitising stations available across the site, please ensure you use these regularly. 

FOOTWEAR

If you are intending to either turn the turntable, or visit the locomotive workshop please ensure that you are wearing closed, sensible shoes.