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Dinner on the Murder Mystery Train

Loughborough, Leicestershire   

• A murder mystery themed evening on board the train
• Enjoy a 4 course gourmet dinner with coffee & mints
• Help solve the whodunit murder mystery
• Hosted by the Great Central Railway with pro actors

What's Included

• Experience a thrilling themed murder mystery evening
• A four course dining experience with tea/coffee onboard first class dining carriages hauled by a vintage steam locomotive
• Interact with crew and passengers to solve the whodunit as you steam through the Leicestershire countryside
• You'll travel a total distance of approximately 16 miles on the only double track mainline heritage railway in England
• Stop en-route at the beautiful Edwardian Gas lit Rothley station where a key scene of the mystery is usually played out
• You'll also receive a ticket which enables unlimited travel on the railway the day after the dinner
• There are 6 different Murder Plots that run on selected dates throughout the year: Another Openin' Another Murder, The Going Is Fatal, Signal to Murder, No Ration For Murder, Full Stop Murder and 'Tis The Season To Be Murdered

What Can I Expect

All aboard the Murder Mystery Train departing Loughborough station at half past seven! Step back to a time when detectives had impressive moustaches and the whole murderous scenario happened in the middle of luxury steam trains journeys. Here's your invite to ride on one of the UKs best-loved murder mystery trains.

The drama starts on the platform before you've even boarded the train. You might hear snippets of an argument, spot some passengers getting in a flutter, or even witness the Station Master's cries on discovering a body in the waiting room. Pay attention dear passenger, as a murder could be committed in the train, on the line or at the station!

Your role will be to help unravel the mystery unfolding before your very eyes as the train rolls along the Great Central Railway line. This is murder and the mystery must be resolved before anyone can get off the train. You are all implicated as witnesses, or maybe even suspects.

As one might say, 'murder is with us now' and be it DI Archie Bauls or MI6 agent Mister Lee investigating, you'll be expected to help with the interrogations of passengers and staff alike.

During all of this you'll be enjoying a sumptuous four course gourmet dinner too. While you're tucking into your entrée, you might notice someone onboard behaving oddly. Take note of everything going on around you as the murderer is sure to be among you...

Throughout the evening on this wonderfully imaginative murder mystery train on the UKs only double-track main line heritage railway, you will meet some wonderful characters, all of whom will definitely make an impression!

With any luck, by the time you're sipping on an after dinner coffee, you will have the murder mystery train's perpetrator well and truly framed. This is a superb night out that combines delicious food, with the romance and mystery of steam train travel. It's a murder mystery departure well worth making the journey from all over the UK for!


• Selected dates throughout the year
• The adventure starts at 19:00 and the train usually returns around 22:00
• All dates are subject to availability
• Due to the popularity of this experience please book early to avoid disappointment
Please note this experience is fully booked for 2022, dates for 2023 due to be released in November


• Loughborough Central Station

Suitable For

• Minimum age is 18


• Spectators are not permitted on this experience however additional guests are welcome to visit the railway normal operating times each weekend.
• Runabout tickets are available to purchase for £14 giving unlimited travel on the line.
• The station has an excellent cafe, gift shop and museum on site

Anything Else

• Additional drinks can be purchased from the onboard licenced bar
• To ensure the widest range of dates for guests, tables for four may also be available as an option for couples who are happy to share a table


Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 45
Recommend to Friend 44
about 5 years ago
Murder Mystery dinner on the Great Central Railway, Loughborough. Excellent evening, Fine dining,5 course dinner, first class service . The actors were first class and the murder mystery great fun. Will certainly look for a different mystery to attend again.
Mike Bellamy
about 5 years ago
it was a great evening the food was excellent and we really enjoyed working out who was responsible for the murder. Would certainly recommend it to my friends and would go again myself.
about 5 years ago
The food was truly "first class" with the service and attention to details excellent. The station settings and the train ambiance enhanced the actor's roll play. Overall the event exceeded our expectations and we would go again
about 5 years ago
Amazing food, amazing experience; my husband and I couldn't stop laughing all the way through.
about 5 years ago
Very good food and service and excellent entertainment and atmosphere.
Stuart Carter-Brown
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Dinner on the Murder Mystery Train
Steam Train Murder Mystery Dinner for Two
Total Price£169.00