Dean Forest Railway Museum

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Dean Forest Railway Norchard Station Forest Road
GL15 4ET

  • General Enquiries: 01594 845840
  • 24 hour recorded information line: 01594 843423

Spend a moment of your visit to the Dean Forest Railway to look around with artefacts from the former Severn & Wye Joint Railway and associated Great Western & Midland Railways.

Further information

Opening Hours:

10:00-17:00 March 1st to December 31st 11:00-16:00 Jan and Feb.


Free entry to museum

Travel directions:

By road: Large free car park at Norchard on the B4234 just north of Lydney. Easy access from M48, M4 and M5 to Lydney on the A48 By train: nearest station Lydney( allow a 10 min walk to DFR Lydney Junction Station). Direct trains from Cheltenham and South Wales with connections to Birmingham, London and Bristol. By bus: Stagecoach 23 service from Gloucester stops at DFR entrance

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Facilities and services


  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Meeting room available
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Education facilities available
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Public car park
  • Parking for coaches
  • Dogs welcome
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)

Facilities information:

The museum is located through the shop at Norchard, and being on ground level is accessible to all visitors, elderly and wheelchair users included.


  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Public access to stores available
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Guided tours
  • Online teaching materials available

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