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STEAM IS STILL GREAT

The most interesting place on the island especially for any steam enthusiasts and the new... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Skalleague
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southampton England
Well worth a visit

Start by getting the the Island electric train to Smallbrook Junction,(The ride on the electric... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Roy M
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Bringing to life the fascinating history of railways on the Isle of Wight, this Visit England accredited, award winning attraction is a true journey into nostalgia. Beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages provide a view of the...more
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The Railway Station Station Road | Havenstreet, Wootton PO33 4DS, England
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

The most interesting place on the island especially for any steam enthusiasts and the new attraction is a must to every visitor Train Story. Well done to all the people who give up their spare time to allow people to visit

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Skalleague
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Start by getting the the Island electric train to Smallbrook Junction,(The ride on the electric train is better then any fair ground ride). At smallbrook you get the steam train which is a smooth gentle ride compared to the electric train. Then get off at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Roy M
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Ours was only a short visit to Havenstreet Station, passing time before returning to the mainland. We'd have liked to take a ride but we'd been on the line before and no doubt will again. Isle of Wight railways were always a smaller scale version...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

Had a really nice few hours here, booked tickets online in advance and saved a little bit of money, Really keen group of volunteers working here and the museum very interesting .

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 738Paul_86
Reviewed 25 September 2018

An excellent venue, made better when we discovered we had arrived on a day when entrance was free. First class facilities and heritage museum, a good shop and a good restaurant, albeit not dog friendly, there were outside tables where you could sit with your...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alan L
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Now, I know that all heritage railways are run mostly by volunteers with a passion for what they do, but the passion that pervades within this organization just oozes from everyone involved. It's not a massive operation like say, The Blubell. "Small but perfectly formed"...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Andy810135
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Visited the IOW steam railway with friends. It’s fairly near the ferry terminal so quite a good attraction to visit if you’ve got a morning to spare before travelling back to the Mainland. Due to us catching said ferry back we didn’t have time to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nos6
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Loads of Staff but NO announcement of arrival & departure,Trains arrive and depart very quickly not so good for those with walking disability.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank peterfscott48
Reviewed 22 September 2018

We have been on many heritage railway trips, but this is definitely one of the best. The ride is not that long, but the standard of restoration is truly magnificent, a true step back in time. We were expecting just a quick train ride when...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Phil L
IWSR, Manager at Isle of Wight Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Hello and thank you for your 5* review. It is very heartening to read that found your visit to the Railway enjoyable, particularly as you say you have visited other heritage railways too.We try to suggest to all of our visitors that a typical day...More

Reviewed 22 September 2018

This is such a lovely rail line and Haven Street station has so much to offer one off the must to do at Haven street is to visit the exhibition hall its amazing.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Peter S
IWSR, Manager at Isle of Wight Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Hello and thank you for your 5* review. As you rightly say, our Train Story Discovery Centre is one of our key exhibits at Havenstreet and a highlight of any visit. What's more, entry is included in the price of admission!

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I am sure I saw dogs there, I would ring to check would highly recommend it though
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Hi was there in the summer, so sorry can not help with Question, but it should be well worth the wait. If they have a suggestion box put your question down for them to read and they may well open a bit early,
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Take a rain coat or umbrella it’s England and research where you’re going I hope that was helpful
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