Rural heritage railway in the heart of Norfolk
This heritage railway takes passengers on an eleven mile trip through unspoilt Norfolk countryside, passing well-preserved signal boxes and pretty village stations. Mid-Norfolk Railway runs heritage diesel trains and there are regular visits by guest steam trains.
Dereham station is a fine example of a mid-Victorian station and has been restored to the 1950s period. When trains are running the station itself is also open for visits. Entry is free. In the café various artefacts and local photographs are displayed, and the small (stewarded) Museum Room is normally open. Particularly for younger visitors, a ‘station trail’ and café-based activity sheets are available.
Trains run between Dereham and Wymondham Abbey Stations and you can build a trip to one or both of these historic market towns into your day. The railway also offers driver experience days and Santa specials, plus a choice of day-outs incorporating a train trip and a visit to a museum or other attraction.
Recommended length of visit:
Station only, 20 to 30 minutes (plus time for refreshments). Dereham Station to Wymondham Abbey, 2 hour round trip.
Visit their website for information about opening times, admission prices and facilities.