Bluebell Railway Preservation Society

Join the Bluebell Railway as a member and benefit from all the below:

Benefits include:

  • Free admission to the stations, museum & visitor areas during normal opening hours
  • Unlimited travel on our 3rd class coaches at reduced rates for annual paid up members on all normal timetabled trains
  • A free copy each quarter of the award-winning Society magazine, Bluebell News
  • 10% Discount on selected bookshop items (subject to terms & conditions)
  • The opportunity to become a working member, to help in the operation of the railway or to help in its restoration, although membership in no way imposes any commitment to become a volunteer
  • Reduced rates for line-side photographic courses
  • Life members benefit from First Class travel for normal timetabled trains and special events*, subject to availability.

Please note these benefits are for the life member only. Any accompanying person must pay the applicable fare or admission fee.

* excludes dining trains, Santa Specials, SteamLights, private charter services, Murder Mysteries, special invitation train,  Rail Ale and premium service trains.

The Society Committee notes that there is the possibility that in order to control strict passenger numbers for some events, Life Members will be expected to pay the appropriate rate to be determined for the event. However, advance notice of any changes to benefits will be duly published to members.

Membership Fees

Membership Type

One Year

Five Years

Adult £30 £135
Joint (2 Adults) £40 £180
Senior Citizen (Over 60) £25 £112
Joint Senior Citizen (Both over 60) £35 £157
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children under 16) £50 £225
Junior (Under 16) £15 N/A
Full Time Student £20 N/A
Life Member £900
Joint Life Member £450
Senior Life Member (Over 60) £600
Partner of Senior Life Member (Both over 60) £300


You can buy membership online or download an application form here.

Please note the Trustees have agreed to temporary suspend society rule 8b last paragraph until September 2021:

When a late subscription is subsequently renewed the membership shall be valid for twelve months from the original date.

This means members who have not renewed their membership since April 2020 will not be penalised. Their renewal will become a year on from when the renewal is received.