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Murder Mystery Steam Train Dining Staffordshire

Churnet Valley Railway, Stoke-on-Trent

  • Murder mystery on the Churnet Valley
  • Solve the crime whilst you dine!
  • Three-course meal served at your table
  • This fun evening is 1930s themed

What's Included

  • Murder Mystery evening onboard a steam train dinner 
  • Enjoy a 1930's themed "The Ghost Train" interactive experience
  • A three course meal for two or four people
  • Full waitress service aboard the first class dining coach
  • Travelling through countryside for over 22 miles
  • Full bar facilities are available on board
  • Seating is generally on tables accommodating up to 4 people
  • To guarantee a table for two, opt for the exclusive voucher and you will be seated on a table with no other guests. Also includes a glass of Prosecco each

What Can I Expect

This is your invite to a murder mystery on Staffordshire's Churnet Valley Railway! It's all aboard the steam train for a spiffing evening of 1930s-themed murder mystery fun and intrigue, with dinner served onboard too.

It's the 1930s and Aubrey Heffington III is rather excited about his latest play. It's a spiffing production called ‘The Ghost Train' and it features the ravishing actress Lavinia Lamour. But before you can say ‘curtain's up', word comes through that there's been an accident…

How could this happen? Was it deliberate? Is it foul play? As passengers, you will be privy to what is really going on behind the scenes. Keep your eyes peeled, as not everyone is who they say they are. In fact, Aubrey, Lavinia or any of the cast and crew could be hiding a guilty secret.

All that thinking and sleuthing is hard work, so there's plenty of time for you to enjoy the three-course meal that will be served at your table in the first class dining coach of this beautiful steam train.

The whole evening is very much like stepping back in time, as you glide along the Churnet Valley line through the lovely Staffordshire countryside. But enough chitter chatter about the food and views, there's a murder to solve!

Your murder mystery train departs at 18:00 sharp. It's going to be a jolly good show and it'd be marvellous if you dressed up in your 30s glad rags for the event, but there's no obligation. Just make sure you bring your enquiring mind and observational skills to see if you can uncover the perpetrator or the heinous crime.

Book your tickets for the murder mystery train at Staffordshire's Churnet Valley now, as they're sure to be sell-out events!


  • The train departs from Froghall Station at 18:00 sharp returning to Froghall Station at approximately 20:00
  • Selected Saturdays June to September
  • Due to the popularity of this experience please book well in advance to avoid disappointment

Scheduled 2024 Dates

  • 8th June
  • 22nd June
  • 6th July
  • 27th July
  • 17th August
  • 24th August
  • 25th August


  • Churnet Valley Railway, Staffordshire
  • Departing from and returning to Froghall Station, Stoke-on-Trent

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 18

Anything Else

  • The railway does not guarantee that trains will depart as stated and reserves the right to cancel or alter any trains without prior notice and change the motive power for whatever reason. No liability for loss, inconvenience or delay can be accepted
  • Parking: There is free parking at Froghall with limited Disabled Parking. We advise that you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure