Our new Visitor Centre was opened in the Mark 1 coach in time for the 2016 season. This now provides a first class visitor experience for the area including four main back-lit display panels explaining what to see along the Tarka Trail, plus a full width map of a journey from Meeth to Braunton. Points of interest are shown by semaphore signals and images.
Join us for our Gala day on Sunday 12th June !
We're open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with loco cab rides from noon to 3 p.m.
Vintage vehicles on display, operating model railway and loads of stalls for the afternoon. Make a day of it for all the family.
Travelling on and payment for the train
Only two passengers may travel at any time and children must be accompanied by an adult. Ride fares are £4 a head for both adults and children, but families with multiple children wishing to ride will not be charged again for the accompanying adult. Tickets might be available on the day but due to previous demand we strongly encourage advance booking, available by using the PayPal link below. Please leave a note with your payment stating it is for train rides and we will contact you with a time to ride.
Photo on the Home Page of the newly overhauled and repainted Planet diesel locomotive operating at Bideford, with a video on the Gallery page. Our occasional running days will be announced on this website.
Don't forget we are always open on Wednesday mornings, and hope to announce an enhanced opening programme shortly.
PAYMENTS AND DONATIONS
This is where you can pay for sales items, pay your train fare and pay your membership fee.
You can also make a donation to support our work at Bideford and Instow.
There are three options:
1. a cheque made payable to the Bideford Railway Heritage Centre and sent to BRHC c/o Tree Tops, Northdown Road, Bideford, Devon EX39 3NA or
2. by bank transfer (BACS) to A/C Number 20370096 Sort Code 20-04-59, using your surname and DONATION, MEMBER or SALES as the Reference or
3. by PayPal, debit or credit card leaving a note saying DONATION, MEMBER, FARE or SALES. (Don't worry that our PayPal access portal uses the word Donate rather than Pay.) Keep your PayPal receipt to show as your ticket on the day.
Many thanks for your support.
BRHC on Facebook
Bideford Railway Heritage Centre, Instow Signal Box and Bideford's Cafe in the Coach all have pages on Facebook - join us there!
Our historic railway parcels van at Bideford contains a fabulous interpretation display, with beautiful information panels, a model railway and a high-tech touchscreen interactive.
It's an in-depth historical experience of life on the north Devon railways - come and see us!
Cafe in the Coach
A new caterer has been appointed and work has been completed in the catering area. We hope to open the cafe for take-away options shortly.