Welcome to the website of the Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust. We are a charitable trust of around 1000 members based at Midsomer Norton, located part-way up the railway gradient from Radstock to the highest point of the the old Somerset & Dorset railway at Masbury. Our headquarters is the old station building, which also houses our gift shop, second-hand bookshop and ticket office. We have around a half a mile of railway, which is being extended towards Chilcompton, following landowner lease agreements for use of the land that extends southwards beyond the station area.

We hope you will visit us at the station, opening times and events-calendar are both shown on the left.

At Midsomer Norton you will find the restored station buildings, signalbox, goods shed and also the original stable block - now our museum, and wartime pillbox. We have a diesel locomotive, a fully restored restored Sentinel 0-4-0 vertical-boilered steam locomotive, plus freight and passenger rolling stock and static buffet coach open for refreshments. Visit the station gift shop and the second-hand bookshop while you are there and enjoy the atmosphere and exhibits on this once-proud and much-loved holiday route.

In the meantime, enjoy the website, keep up to date with the latest news and if you would like to send feedback, please email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brenden Hill, Trust Chairman

Opening Times

Sundays 10.00 to 16.00 for viewing, museum, wartime pillbox, buffet coach, gift shop and second-hand bookshop. 

Mondays, but for viewing only, rather than full facilities, shop and museum open from 13.00 to 16.00 (April to September)

Buffet coach open Sundays (09.30 - 16.00) and Mondays from 10.00 until 16.00.


Midsomer Norton Station
Silver Street
Midsomer Norton

01761 411 221


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