The East Somerset Railway is run as a charity. We rely heavily on donations from the general public in order to remain open and preserving our part in Britains Railway Heritage.
Thank you for any gift you are able to make.

A One off Donation

Our charitable aim is: TO PRESERVE, OPERATE AND EXHIBIT FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT FOR EDUCATIONAL AND INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSES AND TO STIMULATE AND ENCOURAGE INTEREST IN STEAM AND OTHER RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES AND ROLLING STOCK MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT OF HISTORICAL INTEREST. 

If you would like to make a one off donation to the East Somerset Railway you can do this by simply placing cash in our donation boxes when you visit the station, by sending us a cheque, or by making a donation online.

Regular donations by Standing Order

Making a small, regular donation by Standing Order is an inexpensive way of helping the East Somerset Railway. If you would like to make a donation this way it can be easily arranged through your bank. Most banks have facilities to set up a Standing Order online.

For details on how to set a Standing Order with the ESR please contact our Accounts Department by e-mailing [email protected] or call 01749 880417.

Gift Aid

If you are able, please consider adding Gift Aid to your donation. As a chairty, Gift Aid allows The East Somerset Railway to claim an additional 25p per £1 of your donation. Please make sure you read Gift Aid guidelines before agreeing to do Gift Aid.

 

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Remember the East Somerset Railway in your Will

For the East Somerset Railway, like many charities, a legacy provides more substantial funding.  It is also a way of helping to remember the life of someone who supported the East Somerset Railway or just had a love of steam.

Leaving a legacy is a great way of donating a larger sum to a cause which is close to your heart, something which is not always possible to do in your lifetime. We are extremely grateful for every legacy or gift we receive and do our utmost to honour any wishes that are made.

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Donate your second hand books

At The East Somerset Railway we have a large collection of second hand books which are available to buy through donation. This is an important stream of income for the railway and provides an inexpensive way for people to support us.

Donate your unwanted books

We accept a wide variety of books including general fiction. We enjoy accepting books which are related to trains and railways but this is not a must. 

Donations can be left at The Ticket Office at The East Somerset Railway.

Please note that we cannot accept magazines. If you are unsure if your donation is suitable or you are looking to donate a large selection of books please call us on 01749 880 417.