The West Somerset Railway Heritage Trust WSRHT

Community Groups

The Gauge Museum welcomes group visits from social clubs or youth organisations, and we would be happy to discuss options for personalising your visit.   

Based in the old goods shed on Platform One of Bishops Lydeard Station, the Museum tells the story of the West Somerset Railway, through its heyday in the 19th Century to its eventual closure and subsequent rescue in the 1970s.  Packed with interactive exhibits, including a working signal box, hands-on goods display, touchscreen photo archive and, of course, or restored Victorian Sleeping Carriage, the Gauge Museum has something to interest visitors of all ages. 

If you would like to enhance your visit with an organised activity, the Gauge Museum offers a variety of options, including talks or informal tours of some of our key exhibits.   For younger visitors, we offer our museum trail, which helps participants learn more about our story, or you could always book one of our adult-led STEM Sessions; a hands-on design and make activity that will put your ingenuity to the test.  Sessions currently include:

  • Brunel’s Bridge Building Challenge
  • Brunel’s Broad Gauge Challenge
  • Stevenson’s Rocket Challenge.

For more information about these activities, or to make a booking, please contact our Education and Learning Officer