Welcome to the Launceston Steam Railway

Following the Government’s announcement on 12th July that many restrictions will be removed, but with the requirement for self-isolation still in place, and with cases of COVID-19 predicted to rise significantly, we have reluctantly taken the decision to remain closed at the moment, to protect our staff and passengers.

We are a small team, and one positive test would force us to self-isolate and close at very short notice.

We will monitor the progress of the third wave of infections, and will review the position for September.

We are very sorry for any disappointment that this will cause, and we look forward to the Government removing all remaining restrictions.

Our enchanting narrow gauge railway offers train rides through the unspoilt countryside of Cornwall.  All trains are hauled by lovingly restored Victorian Steam Locomotives.

You can spend the whole day at Launceston and the steam railway – use the train to travel to Newmills and its popular Farm Park, enjoy a tasty lunch or sweet treat in our Café, browse the fascinating exhibits in our Museum, take home a souvenir of your visit from our well-stocked Gift & Book Shop, and explore the historic Cornish town of Launceston with its famous castle.