Gauge Museum, Bishops Lydeard

Visit the Gauge Museum and take a journey of discovery through more than 500 artefacts relating to the West Somerset Railway, including drawings, books, photographs and models.

Don’t Miss!

The beautifully restored Great Western Railway first class sleeping car built in 1897.

Address

The Railway Station
Bishops Lydeard
Taunton
Somerset
TA4 3BX

Website

www.wssrt.co.uk

Price

Free admission

Opening Times

Open all year

Facilities

  • Cafe
  • Guidebooks
  • On-site parking
  • Parking nearby
  • Refreshments
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Baby changing facility
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilets
  • Partial disabled access
  • Handrails
  • Level access/ramps

Learning

The Railway offers visits for schools and adult groups, including an ‘Evacuee Special’ for schools studying WWII. Please contact the Railway for more information.

Research

The Steam Trust can assist researchers with enquiries. Please contact the Trust for more information.

Commercial Hire & Services

To enquire about using the Museum for your event, please contact the Trust directly.

Collections

  • Archives
  • Railway
  • Transport

Time Periods

  • Victorian
  • Edwardian
  • 20th century
  • Contemporary