The West Somerset Railway Heritage Trust WSRHT

Blue Anchor Railway Musuem

In 1985, the Great Western Railway’s 150th anniversary year, the Trust opened a small museum in the down side waiting room at Blue Anchor Station.

Blue Anchor Railway Museum is normally open on Sundays, Bank Holidays and Gala days from Easter to October. It is sometimes possible to make special opening arrangements – see the Contacts page if you require further details.

Around 550 items, mainly GWR or with a West Country bias, have been loaned or donated, and many are on view in themed displays. The museum also publishes a range of information leaflets.

The museum is financed by donations from visitors and admission is free.

Future projects

The Gauge Museum
Discover the ever-growing lists of projects within the Gauge Museum, the Trust's principal site.
Discover the Gauge Museum
© Matt Sutton
Gauge Junction, Model Railway
Our 00 gauge Model Railway, as featured on the homepage, is located on the first floor of the Gauge Museum. We are regularly reaching out to recruit more volunteers of all ages between the age of fourteen to one-hundred and over! © Matt Sutton
Learn more about the Gauge Junction team
GWR Sleeping Car No 9038
This coach was one of three introduced by the GWR in 1897 to carry First Class passengers between Paddington and the port of Fishguard and the Irish ferry. The coach was in service until 1931
Learn more on GWR Sleeping Car No 9038
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The Heritage Carriages Project
The West Somerset Railway is a magnificent recreation of a Great Western Railway branch line. Fine GWR locomotives haul passengers in comfort through splendid scenery between delightful and varied GWR stations. Working parties take place every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Williton and new volunteers are welcome, as are funds for the project – see the Contacts page if you require further details.
Heritage Carriages Project Gallery

Blue Anchor Railway Museum - Closed

Owing to extensive refurbishment and renovation at the Blue Anchor Railway Museum – the Museum remains closed. It is anticipated the Museum will reopen in 2023