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Heritage Open Days 2023

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting two Heritage Open Days at the railway in September.


The first will be on Saturday 16th September at Dereham Station (Station Road, Dereham, NR19 1DF) between 9.30am and 4pm.

Dereham’s Fiery Dragon - and other Railway Relics


Talks, tours, steam train action and more... something for everyone, including crafty kids!


Watch our 'fiery dragon' as it arrives/departs on scheduled passenger services - and get a close look at the loco from the station platform. You might even get to see the fireman replenish it's tank from the water crane.


Discover the origin and development of the local railways at one of the illustrated short talks and by visiting our Museum Room, while a guided tour around the station's public areas will give you the low-down on the station itself and adjacent railway buildings.


And if you want a real insight into railway life of the past then come along to another of our short talks when a retired railwayman who has 'been there, done that - and has the T-shirt' will recount some reminiscences and anecdotes.


And for those 'crafty kids'? For children we offer very simple paper-based craft and/or decorating, with the proviso that they are accompanied by a responsible adult.



The second will be on Sunday 17th September at County School Station (Holt Road, North Elmham, NR20 5LE) between 11:30am & 3pm.


A chance to explore this classic Great Eastern Railway junction station, and find out about how we plan to develop and improve this established attraction.


Meet the volunteer Stationmaster, as tour guide, and explore areas of the station not normally open to the public. Hear stories of lives lived on and around the railway at this special place. See the latest developments on the Wensum Valley Miniature Railway.


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MNR Press Officer: Peter Singlehurst

E-mail: press@mnr.org.uk   Telephone: 07963935410
Mid-Norfolk Railway, Station Road, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1DF

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