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Yeovil Railway Centre

Yeovil Railway Centre Yeovil Junction, Yeovil BA22 9UU, England
+44 1935 410420
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Mainline station and preserved railway side by side

See the transfer shed. The cafe does excellent teas and bacon sandwiches. Turn table demos, steam... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
twoshedhead
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The railway hotel Yeovil

Hi we just got back from staying at the railway hotel Yeovil the landlady and team was really... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Michelle B
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Yeovil Railway Centre opens regularly (but see website for full details of dates and times, also prices and attractions as these vary) for Steam Train Days using own industrial steam engine. Passengers travel in either a historic brake van or coach. Special events also feature as well as Santa Specials in December. Model Railway, turntable demonstrations, Miniature Railway etc on site. Main line steam engines also visit on occasions to use the turntable and other facilities.Special viewing platform allows visitors to see the turning at close quarters. Shop is open Sunday mornings (10am to noon) and also when events are planned. Refreshments during events only. Disabled access to train via ramp (only when coach is in use - see website. Limited to standard wheelchairs and not heavy electric wheelchairs) also to Visitor Centre/refreshments and Shop. Some areas not accessible but working on improving this.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“steam engine” (4 reviews)
“worth a visit” (2 reviews)
“turntable” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Yeovil Railway Centre Yeovil Junction, Yeovil BA22 9UU, England
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

See the transfer shed. The cafe does excellent teas and bacon sandwiches. Turn table demos, steam train ride in carriages or guards van. Model railway. Turntable and water tower used by mainline team excursions. Gift shop. Very kind staff

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Yeovil_Rlwy_Centre, General Manager at Yeovil Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Thank you for your review twoshedhead - much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Paul.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Hi we just got back from staying at the railway hotel Yeovil the landlady and team was really friendly and accommodating really enjoyed everything about the place home cooked food was amazing we had sirloin steak last night and it was cooked to perfection biker...More

Thank Michelle B
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Yeovil_Rlwy_Centre, General Manager at Yeovil Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Hi Michelle. Although we love having reviews such as this, your comments have reached Yeovil Railway Centre's page, not Railway Hotel, Yeovil. Paul

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Rear place to go to learn more about the railway history of the area. It seems like it’s run entirely by volunteers and their enthusiasm for railways clearly shows as soon as you enter. We went when there was an “event”; meaning that we were...More

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Yeovil_Rlwy_Centre, General Manager at Yeovil Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hi djtp123. Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your time and kind words! Paul.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This is a very small railway centre to one side of the main line at Yeovil Junction. There are very few 'museum' type exhibits, but it receives visits from mainline steam locomotives pulling special excursion trains, usually coming from London. You can't ride the specials...More

Thank Roger T
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Yeovil_Rlwy_Centre, General Manager at Yeovil Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Many thanks for the review Roger T. We do have our own Steam Train and other Special events so if you are back in the area in the future perhaps you can visit again to see our 'other half'! Paul

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Right next to Yeovil Junction, main line railway Waterloo to Exeter. Watch out for local road signs to confirm dates the railway operates, diesel and steam. Occasional visits from mainline railway companies. Has shop, cafe and membership available. Ex LSWR with GWR original transfer shed...More

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Yeovil_Rlwy_Centre, General Manager at Yeovil Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Many thanks for your kind words! Much appreciated. Paul

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We went here as part of a Group and couldn't have had a better experience. We had a wonderful steam ride up and down the track and how they had decked out the train was inventive and beautiful to look at. The effort that had...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Visited on a steam day, rode in the brake car pulled by the steam engine, also went on the mini railway which was also steam driven, cafe is good value, and the shop was very well stocked with second hand books, magazines and DVDs/VHS ....More

Thank bigrob1978
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Yeovil_Rlwy_Centre, General Manager at Yeovil Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi bigrob1978. Many thanks for the review - much appreciated and we are delighted that you enjoyed yourself! Paul

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had a very pleasant visit and were well please with the service that we received from the staff on duty.

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Yeovil_Rlwy_Centre, General Manager at Yeovil Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Many thanks for you kind words. Really appreciated! Paul

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Spent an enjoyable 2 hours at this venue. Staff are great and knowledgeable and obviously love what they do. Small warning , you pay on the gate by cash not card and as we didn't have enough cash we returned to Yeovil and returned later....More

Thank Lynn840
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Yeovil_Rlwy_Centre, General Manager at Yeovil Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2016

Hi Lynn840 Many thanks for the review. Unfortunately our Card Payment facility at the gate was not working when you called - we can now normally do this! Sorry for the inconvenience. Glad everything else was good and hope that you will visit again. There...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2016

We came in 2014 (see our review) and unfortunately due to childhood illnesses were unable to do so in 2015. Luckily all went well this year and clearly a huge amount of time effort and trouble went in to make this years event a success....More

Thank Littlejohn67
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Yeovil_Rlwy_Centre, Manager at Yeovil Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2016

Thank you so much for your detailed review which will be shared with the volunteers. Although our line is short we do aim to make up for this with the efforts put in to make the event (and other events) friendly and welcoming. Many thanks...More

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