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Mid-Norfolk Railway

Station Road, Dereham NR19 1DF, England
+44 1362 851723
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We visited today as my 11 year old son is train mad. We timed it to get on the steam train and we... read more

Reviewed today
Maria B
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Sunday afternoon Cream Tea

We had a lovely few hours travelling from Dereham to Wymondham yesterday. The staff could not do... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lorraine O
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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The Mid-Norfolk Railway runs Heritage Steam and Diesel train services from the market town of Dereham to Wymondham in Norfolk, just outside Norwich. It is run entirely by volunteers, and operates a number of Special Events throughout the year.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“dereham station” (31 reviews)
“wymondham abbey” (29 reviews)
“steam gala” (15 reviews)
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Station Road, Dereham NR19 1DF, England
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+44 1362 851723
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"dereham station"
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"wymondham abbey"
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"steam gala"
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"rolling stock"
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"cream tea"
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"diesel gala"
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"british rail"
in 8 reviews
"return trip"
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"polar express"
in 7 reviews
"steam loco"
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"small museum"
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"run by volunteers"
in 8 reviews
"level crossing"
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"value for money"
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"great trip"
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"fish chips"
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"diesel locomotives"
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited today as my 11 year old son is train mad. We timed it to get on the steam train and we loved the fact that it was a decent journey time. We boarded at Dereham and got off at Wymondham planning to have...More

Thank Maria B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely few hours travelling from Dereham to Wymondham yesterday. The staff could not do enough for us and the cream tea was delicious! A really enjoyable afternoon. Thank you.

Thank Lorraine O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to visit. Had a lovely trip up the line to Wymondham and back twice. Perfect little railway

Thank elainew7012016
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We pre booked x 4 seats, ordered fish and chips plus our choice of drinks before the event date. Parking is free at the Railway station. The MNR service is run by volunteers which is commendable to those who want to give back to society...More

Thank NicolaMackenzie
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The journey is lovely on this rural Line wonderful views across the fields. and a full 12 mile trip each way! excelent value for money as the ticket is a day rover any train all day long. I shoul dnote that on specials days the...More

Thank janandmartin2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at 6 10pm on Saturday evening as was told we had to be there at least 45 minutes before departure at 7pm. Realised when we got there why, it was another opportunity to sell you more drink. The train arrived late at 7...More

Thank SusieBetty
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DerekMNR, Manager at Mid-Norfolk Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Susie, Thank you for leaving your TripAdvisor review. I'm sorry to hear of your experience. The Mid-Norfolk Railway only operated as a venue for the gin train, which was run by a company Railroad Events. We are in discussions with RailRoad events and would...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We came to The Gin Train Experience. The volunteers on the railway were friendly and helpful. However, the Gin Train (which was run by Rail Events) was not so good. We were all in a marquee, which was well overcrowded, on a warm afternoon. We...More

Thank Glynis C
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DerekMNR, Manager at Mid-Norfolk Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Glynis, Thank you for leaving your TripAdvisor review. I'm grateful to hear the railway volunteers and staff where friendly and helpful. As you are aware, the railway was hired by Railroad events. We are in discussions with RailRoad events and would advise you contact...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The gin train experience was like faulty towers on wheels! I love faulty towers, who doesn't, and we had a memorable funny experience!! Tasting the gins of the world was great along with the commentary on each one (included in the price of the trip...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

The station at Wymondham is beautifully maintained. Lovely planted raised beds and the staff really friendly and helpful. The trains in need of TLC but the journey interesting with some stations and countryside to view. Dereham Station is not so interesting but does have a...More

Thank Val W
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

I found this railway in 2014 when I was driving around Suffolk and Norfolk hunting for old closed railway stations,i was driving through the village of thuxton when I found that there was a station there and went to see it,when I pulled up at...More

Thank Bix c
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Sally R
25 May 2018|
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Response from Rick E | Reviewed this property |
think carriages are all the same, all premium gets you I think is a parking spaces at the station, we just parked in Morrisons across the road, get 3 hours there
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tinabuxton63
16 April 2018|
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Response from becky a | Reviewed this property |
I'd say 40 mins but a brill experience! Get the premier tickets if you can! Worth them just for tge mug and bag
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Gary T
15 December 2017|
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Response from Bix c | Reviewed this property |
there is parking in front of the station,also there was parking just past the station in the direction of Norwich first left I parked there as I arrived at 7.00 in the morning an had to wait for my mate who didn't arrive... More
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