The West Somerset Railway Heritage Trust WSRHT


The Schools Programme

Take a look at our collection of lessons organised around particular themes, boxes that you can borrow full of materials, and packages of digital resources that we offer.

Planning a School Visit

We have some helpful information and documents to assist with planning your visit.

Family and Community Events

Find out what’s going on at our museums, from exhibitions, events, and family fun days. Click here to discover more.
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School Information Leaflet

Our Learning Officer has information for primary and secondary schools who are interested in our educational programs.

Teachers' Information Pack

Information to any teacher regarding our WSRHT Education Service.

Risk Assessments and Safe Systems of Work

Please read our Risk Assessments before visiting us.

Enquire about the Trust's learning involvement

Learning Gallery

These pictures are owned by the West Somerset Railway Heritage Trust, and they cannot be used without permission. We have obtained permission from parents before sharing pictures of children on our platforms and follow the rules for using pictures of young people. If you need to talk to us about this, please use the contact form. The pictures will change at different times throughout the year.

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2024 Season

The official railway season for 2024 is slowly approaching. 

Gauge Museum Bishops Lydeard will be reopening for the 2024 season on Saturday, 23rd March, and when the trains are running. When we reopen – look out for upcoming special events in the museum, such as cream tea weekends and kids’ events. Stay tuned!

The West Somerset Railway Trust operates both Gauge Museum Bishops Lydeard and Gauge Museum Blue Anchor.

In 1985, the Great Western Railway celebrated its 150th anniversary. The Gauge Museum Blue Anchor has needed some extensive refurbishment in the last few years, and the Trust hopes to re-open this Gauge Museum in the Spring of 2024.

The WSRHT continues its Educational Outreach activities during this period. If you have inquiries about our Education Programme, please reach out to

West Somerset Railway Heritage Trust