The Avon Valley Railway Heritage Trust is the registered charity (number 1088545) with overall responsibility for the running of the railway. Its primary aim is to ‘restore, preserve and operate railway locomotives, carriages, wagons and other artefacts of historic interest’.

As a charity we rely on income received by our visitors to the railway, whether through purchasing a ticket to travel on our trains, a cup of tea or meal in our station Buffet or a souvenir from our gift shop. However, the Heritage Trust also manages several appeals for the restoration of locomotives and carriages as well as our longer-term ambition to increase the length of line towards Bath. 

Without such generous support we would not be able to complete the work we so desperately need to do to bring some of our steam engines back to life and into daily service on our railway.


How you can help:

There are many ways you can support us, including:

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Or you can make a donation to use using any of the below options:

Alternatively you can donate using the following options:

By Post

Please make cheques payable to: Avon Valley Railway Heritage Trust and send to: 

Avon Valley Railway Heritage Trust, Bitton Railway Station, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD.

Please include a cover letter detailing your desire for your donation.

Internet banking or bank transfer

Account: Avon Valley Railway Heritage Trust

Sort Code: 55-70-31

Account Number: 53614445

Bank: NatWest

Please enter the name of the appeal as a reference, if in doubt please put "General Donation" as the reference.

Gift Aid

Using This form allows the Avon Valley Railway Heritage Trust to recover an additional 25p for every £1 donated by UK tax payers. The same Gift Aid scheme also applies to online donations. If you wish to make a Gift Aid declaration that applies to all donations made to the Avon Valley Railway Heritage Trust in the last four years plus any that are made in the future, then please complete the general Gift Aid Declaration form. Once completed, please return it either via email to this address, or by posting it to the station at: Avon Valley Railway Heritage Trust, Bitton Railway Station, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD. 

Your donation will make all the difference. 

The best way you can support our work is by setting up regular donation.



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All material on this web site is copyright Avon Valley Railway Heritage Trust (AVRHT), its subsidiaries or contributors. All rights reserved. Bitton Railway Station, Bath Road, Bitton, BS30 6HD, Telephone: 01179 932 5538, Email: [email protected] - Avon Valley Heritage Trust is a registered Charity in England - Charity No 1088545
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