Welcome to the website of the Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust. We are a charitable trust of over 1000 members based at Midsomer Norton, located part-way up the 1 in 50 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, which will double the length of the line.

We hope you will visit us at the station; Opening Times and Visitor Information are both shown below. See here for the Events Calendar.

At Midsomer Norton you will find the restored station buildings, signalbox, goods shed and also two museums: one in the original Victorian Stable Block and the other in our WWII Pill Box (a candidate for the smallest museum in Britain). We have two diesel locomotives, a fully restored Sentinel 0-4-0 vertical-boiler 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.

Stephen Lacey, 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. Buffet coach open from 10:00 until 15:00.


Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust
Midsomer Norton Station
Silver Street
Midsomer Norton

01761 411 221
Phones are manned when the shop is open.

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