image for Steam Railway item typeMid Norfolk Railway

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Steam Railway, £3.50-£10



Leslie Dale

01362 851723


The Railway Station,
Station Road,
NR19 1DF

Mid-Norfolk Railway

Mid-Norfolk Railway


Dereham station is the Railway's headquarters and was the subject of a European Objective 2 grant, which has seen the fine Victorian railway station restored to the way it would have looked in the late 1950s when Dereham was still an important railway junction. The work includes a period ticket office, tearoom, souvenir shop and displays of local railway artefacts. At Wymondham, our station is located close to the beautiful Abbey Church and adjacent to the river Tiffey. The main line station is a 20 minute walk away and is home to the 'Brief Encounter' restaurant and excellent displays of local railwayana. Wymondham itself has a number of beautifully preserved historic buildings including the timber framed Market Cross and the Green Dragon Inn. The excellent town museum is housed at the Bridewell, a former gaol. The train ride offers extensive views of the surrounding countryside. Wild flowers are in abundance in the spring. In October and November, our trains are ideal for enjoying the autumn 'tints'. Deer and owls are seen throughout the year and the fishing lakes at Whinbugh and Thuxton provide an ideal habitat for swans and geese. The stations at Yaxham, Thuxton, Hardingham and Kimberley (all privately owned), are all being tastefully restored and retain many original features. Most of our services are operated using heritage diesel railcars and locomotives although steam services now operate in certain periods of the year. The railway is entirely staffed by volunteers who will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the line during your visit. Train services operate most weekends from March to December and on Wednesdays during the summer months. The Railway also hosts a number of special events to suit all ages and interests from a Model Rail Exhibition and a series of themed Transport days to Halloween and Santa specials. For train times ring 01362 690633 or 01362 851723 (talking timetable) or visit our website

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs acceptedGuided tours for groups


Adults £7 (diesel), £10 (Steam). Child £3.50 (diesel), £5 (Steam). Family £18 (diesel), £26 (Steam).



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Map reference: TF 993130  Lat: 52.67887 Long: 0.94748

By Road:
From the A47 bypass, turn into Dereham and follow the signs for the town centre. Turn right at the BP garage - look out for the brown railway signs - you will see the station on your right.

By Public Transport:
From Wymondham station it is 20 minutes' walk to Mid-Norfolk Railway (Dereham to Wymondham Line). Bus services operate to both Dereham and Wymondham town centres.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Wymondham station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesService dogs are NOT allowed:
  • not allowed in restaurant area for food hygiene

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
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