Closure due to Covid-19
We regret that the West Somerset Railway is currently closed due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic. We are fully complying with and following government guidance. At the present time we are not clear when the railway will reopen, but this information will be posted here, as soon as it becomes available.
We are working to maintain the railway, and plan to operate a service as soon as we can. We regret however that for the remainder of this year, 2020, all special events, including galas and dining trains, have been cancelled. (This information supersedes any information about these events elsewhere in this website. In some cases that information is still shown so that you may plan for the future.) No bookings for any of these events are being taken at the present time.
We are very sorry to have had to take these decisions, and we very much look forward to welcoming you back to the West Somerset Railway as soon as we are able to do so.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT US IN THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME, PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO OUR APPEAL WHICH CAN BE FOUND HERE https://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/donations
Calling all amateur sleuths!! -Do you see yourself as a Miss Marple or a Jessica Fletcher, Hercule Poirot or Sherlock Holmes? Well, the West Somerset Railway's Murder Mystery season is a must for all you amateur crime fighters. As you go peacefully about your train journey to and from the seaside the actors will be staging a murderous tale for you to try to solve.
Apart from the dastardly doings your steam train ride will also include the following menu choices served to you at your seat as the train leaves Bishops Lydeard at 19.00 plus of course the mystery unfolding before your eyes.
The entertainment begins on the platform promptly at 19.00. Boarding is from 18.45. Passengers should arrive in good time to find their seats, and leave the train again for the first scene on the platform at 19.00.
All murder mysteries start at Bishops Lydeard at 19:15 and travel the full length of the line to Minehead and back (apart from the 15th September which goes as far as Blue Anchor then returns to Bishops Lydeard). You should arrive back at Bishops Lydeard at approx. 23.00.
The dress code is 'smart casual' and we encourage you to enter the spirit of the event by dressing in appropriate period costume if you desire!
There is a bar on the train serving alcoholic and soft drinks, teas and coffees.
These evenings are not suitable for children and dogs are not permitted.
No dates for this event are available at the moment
Multiple Events are in this category
Prices for this event could vary from day to day, click the links above to see prices for your chosen date.
THE GOING IS FATAL 18th JULY 2020
It’s the day of the 1929 Little Hampton Gold Cup and everyone is excited about a trip to the races! Sadly, local trainer, Roy Lascott, has fallen at the first fence! Has stable owner, Bea Chersbruck discovered something amiss amongst the hay? Has gambler, Newton Abbott finally placed the wrong bet? Or has Wyn Canton, owner of the race favourite, found the going too hard? Happily, D.I Archie Bauls is on fine form and will guide you to the winning post.
Fish and Chips followed by Ice Cream
A MONUMENTAL MURDER 19th SEPTEMBER 2019
It’s been a lovely day out in Thymely over Actin and the members of the Little Hampton Brass Rubbing Society are catching their train home. Unfortunately, one of their group has already departed! Who could possibly have murdered friendly Roger Mee? Has he rubbed new member Julie Verlyeton up the wrong way? Is founder member Norman Church more interested in the dead than the living? Or has Society stalwart Rosa Buvitt uncovered something nasty in the tombstones? D.I Bauls will ensure you know your brass from your elbow as you rub away to reveal the truth.
Fish and Chips followed by Ice Cream