Santa returns to the S&D on the 2nd, 9th and 16th December

Sunday 28th October 10.30 - 4pm

Trains Running

On Saturday 27th October 2018 we shall once agin be running our popular, steam hauled Real Ale Trains (RATs).

There will be two sessions.

The first will start at midday with the first train departing at 1:00 pm with the bar closing at 4:00 pm.

This will allow passengers to see the line in daylight while enjoying excellent ales and company.

The early finish also allows visitors to make use of public transport in the locality.

The second session commences at 6:00 pm with the first train at 7:00 pm, with frequent trips up and down the line before the bar closes at 


It will also be a rare chance to experience the recently restored signal and station lighting which will add to an evening of nostalgic and  atmospheric railway travel.

Admittance for over 18s only, will be by ticket available from the station in

  • -- Silver Street on Sundays and Mondays from 1:00 pm,

  • -- From the Redan Inn at Chilcompton

  • -- Order online below.

Tickets cost £12 per session and include all train rides, a souvenir acrylic glass, your first pint of beer and a programme containing tasting notes.

You will receive a confirmation email of your booking; please bring this with you on the day to receive your ticket(s).


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Real Ale Train 27th October 2018:

As part of the national Heritage Open Days festival, trains will be running at Midsomer Norton on both days. Hauled by Sentinel steam loco, 7109 "Joyce", train rover tickets are £6 adults, £3 children. Entry to the site is free, and the Museum, shop and buffet will all be open.

Maintenance on Sentinel steam loco "Joyce" has taken longer than expected so all trains this weekend will be hauled by our 08 diesel. Services run from 11:00am - 4:00pm both days, and there will be a Mystery Treasure Hunt for children.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Murder Mystery has been cancelled,  trains will still be running however.

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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