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Murder Mystery

Murder Mystery Dinner Train Experience

Churnet Valley Railway and Murders by Midnight formally invite you to set off on our first murder mystery expedition in fifteen years!

It goes like this. It's 1939 and you have been formally invited to the launch of Aubrey Heffington III’s latest screenplay, "The Ghost Train" starring the glamorous Lavinia Lamour.

As you’re settling in to celebrate the occasion of this soon-to-be cult classic, it becomes clear not all is as it seems and suddenly the cast and crew of Aubrey’s new play are under scrutiny following an accident at the theatre. You’ll follow the story of Aubrey, Lavina, the cast, and the crew, keeping an eye out for anything suspicious and asking who is to blame for this tragedy.

We welcome you to don your glad rags and finery, dress up like 1930s stars in the spotlight, enjoy dinner and join in on the murder mystery train. With the plot based on our location at the railway, watch the locomotive and carriages arrive before settling in for our first-class dining train experience. Come along and enjoy our brand new dinner menu, bespoke for this event, with a 1930s feel and travel in style with our luxury coaches.

Enjoy murder mystery train dining experience

The glitz and glamour of the Churnet Valley Railway murder mystery train is perfect for a couples’ date night or a group of friends looking for something different this summer! Channel your inner Poirot or Marple, maybe Father Brown, and see how the murder mystery unfolds in this interesting interactive experience like no other.

Departure Time: 18:00

Departure Date: The first Saturday in June, July, August, and September

Due to the nature of the heritage kitchen coach we are only able to accommodate a gluten free and vegetarian option.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer vegan, dairy free, nut free products, halal meat and any other dietary requirements.

Please make sure to list if there are any gluten free or vegetarian passengers in your party in the special instructions.

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1930s Attire is encouraged but not essential.

We would like to remind all passengers that this can be a once in a lifetime experience for some of our guests and that some passengers maybe celebrating special occasions.

We politely ask that all guests remain mindful of others during their visit.

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Due to the nature of our coaches you may be sat with other people at a table of 4 . Only those with the correct voucher will be guaranteed a table of 2

Vouchers can be bought from

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We offer a full bar on board where you can buy a range of drinks or if you prefer you can pre-order drinks and these will be ready and waiting at your table on arrival.

Drinks are priced individually and not included in the ticket price.

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Unfortunately due to the heritage design of the dining train coaches it is not accessible by wheelchair.

Customers with limited mobility should call the booking office to notify us of your requirements and we will do our upmost to accommodate a table nearest the entrance.

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There are customer toilets on board the dining train.

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We welcome well behaved children over the age of 8 years old.

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Dogs are NOT permitted on the dining coach with the exception of Service Dogs.

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There is free parking at Froghall Station with limited Disabled Parking.

We advise that you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure.

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If you are in possession of a voucher then please call the booking office to book your table. If you would like to purchase one please go to

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Yes if you visit they have a selection of table for two guarantees available

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