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East Somerset Railway

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East Somerset Railway

Cranmore Station
Shepton Mallet

01749 880417
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Opening Times

Open March to October
Open days depend upon train timetable, please visit our website for up-to-date details.

January to March, Tue-Fri: 09:30-15:00
April to December, Tue-Fri: 09:30-16:00

January to March, Tue-Fri: 09:30-15:00
April to December, Tue-Sun: 09:30-15:30


Admission to the site is free.

Fares for a train ride are:
Adults: £8.50
Children: £6.50
Concessions: £7.50
Family: £26.00
Groups: Please enquire

Your train ticket allows you to ride more than once if you wish

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Follow part of the 'Strawberry' line through the rolling Mendip hills on an historic steam train! Explore the engine shed, workshop and museum.

Did You Know?

The rare combined post box and telephone box that sits on the platform came from Bristol City Centre and was donated in 1978.

There are currently no events happening at East Somerset Railway.

No volunteering opportunities are available at East Somerset Railway. Find out more about volunteering here

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The Railway offers special school days for schools in the summer term on a WWII theme. Please contact the Railway for more information.


The Railway can assist researchers with enquiries about the collection and local history. Please contact the Railway for more information.

Commercial Hire & Services

The Railway can host events, meetings, weddings and group visits, either on the train, in the Whistlestop Cafe or in a marquee. To enquire about using the Railway for your event please contact the Railway for more information.