Bideford Railway Heritage Centre

Bideford Railway Heritage Centre

The Bideford Railway Heritage Centre is a volunteer-run museum located in the West Country of England

Visitors can explore over 100 years of local railway heritage, from artifacts such as early locomotives to interactive exhibitions and displays

The museum includes an old Signal Box that dates back over 150 years, where visitors can come and discover the rich history of the railways which are linked with the region, as well as learning more about how they continue to play an important role in Britain’s transport network today

The Museum also has a variety of model railways on display, along with medical and ticket offices, signal boxes and historic photos

There are also interactive activities related to train development and engineering, such as track laying demonstrations

The Centre also hosts fun family-friendly activities such as dress up days, model railway workshop sessions and other special events

Those interested in learning more about the past of England’s railways will enjoy a visit to the Bideford Railway Heritage Centre


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Visitor centre & museum devoted to Bideford railway history, with exhibits & tea in old rail cars.

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Opening Hours:
Monday: 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday: 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Address: 4 Station Hill, Bideford EX39 4BB, UK

Great little cafe based in an old carriage – another must do on the Tarka Trail, support local as opposed to just heading for Costa or Starbucks!
Darren Harley avatarDarren Harley
2 months ago
Great little place to stop off at whilst cycling the tarka trail,even bumped into Jeremy Vine the other week. Lovely set of volunteers keeping the place looking nice. Fronted by a lovely lady called Karen. Will definitely visit again.
Jess Vines avatarJess Vines
4 months ago
Really disappointed with the cafe after our visit yesterday. We visited 4 years ago and it was lovely, panini's served with salad etc and you could sit inside the carriage. Very small takeaway cafe now and the Cornish pasties were barely edible. Horribly dry pastry and pretty tasteless. Also closed up early.
Simon Ellery avatarSimon Ellery
in the last week
Well worth a visit.
Bob Sage avatarBob Sage
5 months ago
Interesting hardware & displays and a fascinating signal box. We had a warm welcome in the café, which served lovely coffee and possibly the best chocolate chip cookie I've ever tasted. We'll be back!
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