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Murder Mystery Dinner Train Experience - £80.00pp - Departing at 18:00 Book Now

Churnet Valley Railway and Murders by Midnight formally invite you to attend two new adventures for 2024 

Step back in time to the enchanting year of 1911, where the winds of change are whispering across the Churnet Valley. Join us on a journey aboard our dining car for the 17.29 from Froghall Station, where Mrs. Fothergill's literary symposium awaits. Immerse yourself in the elegance of an era where women wear picture hats and the right to vote is on the horizon.

As you traverse the picturesque landscape, become a detective in our immersive murder mystery experience. Uncover household secrets, distinguish sinners from saints, and embark on a race against time to solve the mysterious theft of the Joseph Owen Diamonds. The stage is set for an evening of intrigue and suspense on June 8th, July 6th, and August 17th.


Fast forward to the groovy late '60s, a swinging time overshadowed by the sombre reality of Lord Rags' passing, the illustrious founder of Twinkle and Shine Cleaning Company. Join the Rags family in a celebration of Lord Rags' life, where tensions run high amid discussions about the company's future in the transition from the '60s to the '70s. Experience the drama, meet the key players, and witness the twists and turns running on the 22nd June, 27th July, and the 24th & 25th August.

Indulge in the glitz and glamour of the Churnet Valley Railway murder mystery train—a perfect blend of vintage charm and interactive excitement. Whether it's a romantic date night or a gathering of friends seeking a unique summer adventure, channel your inner detective prowess. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience inspired by the greats like Poirot, Marple, or Father Brown.

Embark on this extraordinary journey where the allure of the past meets the thrill of the unknown. Secure your tickets now for an unforgettable murder mystery train dining experience.

Don't miss the chance to be part of the intrigue—book your passage into a world of mystery and glamour!

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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