Somerset Museums


East Somerset Railway

The East Somerset Railway, Cranmore Railway Station, Cranmore, BA44QP, Nr Shepton Mallet


The friendly steam railway welcomes you!
Come to the lovely village of Cranmore, near Shepton Mallet, Somerset to meet our friendly staff and take a relaxing ride on our heritage steam trains.

East Somerset Railway

The train journey is approximately 40 minutes over our 5 mile round trip. You are welcome to ride as many times as you like on your visit - subject to availability of seats. Due to Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing, pre booking is now essential to guarantee a place on the train of your choice.

We are one of very few steam railways where you can visit our engine shed and workshop to see restoration in progress carried out by our skilled bunch of volunteers

We have a newly refurbished museum, waiting room and ticket office. There is also the David Shepherd Discovery Centre on our restored second platform. Find out about the history of our railway and the life of the world famous wildlife artist whose vision for the railway made it what it is today.

The signal box and miniature railway are also open on specific days – please see our website for details.

 We have a well stocked shop and the Whistlestop Café serves a great range of food and drink. You are also able to take afternoon tea on our Mendip Belle coach on certain days – pre-booking essential.

We have a large, free car park with disabled spaces There is ramp access to the platform and wheelchair accessible seating on the train. We are working towards becoming dementia friendly across the whole site. We welcome dogs, which travel free.

Our friendly staff and volunteers are always available to assist in any way.

Opening Hours

Office open 10am – 4pm Tuesday – Friday
Trains run on Saturdays and Sundays - March to end October plus August Bank Holiday Monday. Wednesdays - June to October and Thursdays in July and August. Trains normally run at 11.00, 12.30, 2.00 and 3.30. There are special timetables for specific events.
Please visit our website for details.


Pre-bookings can be made through our website or over the phone.

Pay once travel all day: our day rover tickets include unlimited rail travel for the day of our visit.

Adult: £14 Child: £10 Discounts available for over 60s and travellers with disabilities



East Somerset Railway
The East Somerset Railway
Cranmore Railway Station
Nr Shepton Mallet
United Kingdom

T: 01749880417



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