The East Somerset Railway could not run without the support of our members and the brilliant work of our amazing volunteers.  New members are always welcomed!

We have a growing membership who all have one thing in common – a desire to preserve our heritage railways and to ensure the future of the East Somerset Railway.

Membership prices are very reasonable, starting from just £17, and each new member makes a fantastic difference to the East Somerset Railway.  If you would like to help us to achieve our aims and objectives there are three types of membership, Annual, Gold and Life.  Please see below for more information about the differences.

We look forward to welcoming you as a member of the East Somerset Railway!

Julia Nest

Annual Membership

Members who subscribe by Annual Membership receive the following benefits:

  • 3 x free day rover tickets per year.  You simply get them date stamped at the Ticket Office on the day of travel and each ticket is valid for a whole day  You can ride the train as many times as you wish and you are welcome to use them yourself, or pass them on to friends or family so that they may enjoy the experience. Once you have used your free tickets, on production of a valid membership card you can travel at the concession rate. Please note these tickets are not valid on Dining or Santa Trains.
  • A yearly journal which is full of information about the Railway, our current and future plans, reports from the various departments and many photographs.  This quality, full colour illustrated jouranl spans approximately 30 pages.
  • 10% off books and DVD’s available for sale in the Station Shop.
  • An invitation to the annual AGM where you have the opportunity to contribute to planning the Railway’s future and keeping our heritage alive and you have the all important right to vote on all resolutions put to the meeting.
  • The chance to help run YOUR railway!  There are many opportunities to be trained in a variety of activities connected with the operation of the line, from Ticket Inspector to Engine Driver, helping out in the Ticket Office and Shop, track and site maintenance.  Please see our Volunteering page for more information.
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Gold Membership

Gold Membership gives you additional advantages over and above Annual Membership and in most cases it works out cheaper as well!

Gold Membership lasts for five years and offers a saving of around 12% over the Annual Membership.  Of course as a Gold Member you will also receive all of the membership benefits listed above.

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Life Membership

Life Membership gives you additional advantages over and above the Annual and Gold Membership and in most cases it works out cheaper as well!

Life Membership lasts for twenty years (for adults and the over 60s) and offers a saving of around 12% over the Annual Membership.  Of course as a Life Member you will also receive all of the membership benefits listed above.

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