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Mid-Norfolk Railway

Station Road, Dereham NR19 1DF, England
+44 1362 690633
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We had a very nice steam train ride through rural Norfolk

This was a nice little journey in an immaculate black 0-6-0 steam tank engine to the very pretty... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Patrick W
Farnham, United Kingdom
A lovely afternoon

We were given tickets for the cream tea train as a present. There was a classic car show on in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
pete B
Norfolk, 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.
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Station Road, Dereham NR19 1DF, England
+44 1362 690633
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a nice little journey in an immaculate black 0-6-0 steam tank engine to the very pretty little of town of Wymondham. The train stops here for about 15 minutes to change around before going back to Dereham. We decided to walk from Wymonham...More

Thank Patrick W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were given tickets for the cream tea train as a present. There was a classic car show on in the station yard which was very interesting. It did reduce the availability of parking but there's plenty of space in the entertainment complex next door....More

Thank pete B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wasn't the nicest of views when travelling, but the steam railway is always quite special. The volunteer staff also make a huge difference, all talked to us and the buffet lady was very good. She went out of her way to chat and be...More

Thank SuePip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the MNR during a fairly quiet weekday and had a lovely time on their Railbus. The journey took us from Dereham to Wymondham, and left us plenty of time to explore the village and abbey at Wymondham before returning. The small museum at...More

Thank Fritzx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've never visited the Mid Norfolk Railway before, and was pleasantly surprised at this delightful little line. There's a lovely atmosphere about the place, and a real rush of nostalgia as you travel from Dereham to Wymondham Abbey. Sadly our schedule didn't allow for any...More

Thank Souwester147
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've not been on the Mid Norfolk Railway for over a decade and I was pleased to see how far it has come along since my last visit.I went last weekend for their three day Steam Gala and stayed at The Romany Rye the Wetherspoon...More

Thank IanPBasingstoke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great trip behind an impressive steam loco. Lovely line with some excellent views of Norfolk countryside. BUT don't catch the last train of the day as all starts to shut down before it finishes, no food or drinks and no beer available after 4pm!

Thank 521JonathanG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had my first trip for about 6 years along the line on the Sunday of the steam gala (25th June.), Was really impressed with the progress made and had a look at Dereham, Thruxton and Yaxham. Coaches are mostly from the 1970s so nostalgic to...More

Thank morrisman2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on friday 23rd june for the steam gala. Very good value, long trip for the money. We had a lovely time in Wymondham before returning to Dereham. However, the car parking at Dereham was very badly organised. No staff organising where to park,...More

Thank Dickthefish
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We had cream tea whilst riding on a steam train in Norfolk countryside, we started with strawberries then had two scones each, which were large and moist, with clotted cream and strawberry jam, free flowing tea and coffee throughout journey served by friendly staff. The...More

Thank julie c
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Ross B
11 December 2016|
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Response from DerekMNR | Property representative |
Hi Ross, it depends on the timetable which is operating on the day in question. Our 2017 fares haven't been set yet, but as a Guidance our Off Peak Day tickets where £10 or £15 during the Peak season. On Certain Special... More
29 September 2016|
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Response from DerekMNR | Property representative |
Hi NB, The Lapland Express is our on board Santa Special train. each journey lasts around 2 hours, while all the children on the train visit Santa in his Grotto. The line runs from Wymondham to Dereham or Vice versa. hope... More
13 June 2016|
Response from David F | Reviewed this property |