Murder Mystery Experience

Join us for our Murder Mystery Experience, an evening of immersive entertainment on board our historic steam train. 

Murder by Appointment, the longest established murder mystery company in the West of England, will take you back to a bygone era of dark crime.
Watch as the story unfolds, listen out for clues and question the cast if you wish to try and piece together the puzzle. 

Each customer will receive a hot Devon pasty (selectable at the checkout) and the on-train Buffet Car will be open for the sale of hot, cold and alcoholic drinks, including wine, local beers and cider.

The evening will start at Buckfastleigh Station from 18.30 and the train will depart at 19.00. The return time is scheduled to be no later than 22.00.

There is a casual dress code for the evening but, if you would like to dress for the era, a prize is available for the best outfit.

Murder Mystery Experience

Theme Dates

The 1940s Diamond Heist (previously shown in Autumn 2023)

  • 25th April
  • 10th May

The 1950s Crime (new for 2024)

  • 30th May
  • 20th June
  • 9th August
  • 13th September
  • 26th September

More dates will be added to the calendar, subject to demand. 

Food Options

Each passenger will receive a freshly baked Devon Pasty. These will be served to your table before departure time. 

Please make your choices from the below options when making your booking.

  • Steak Pasty
  • Cheese and Onion Pasty
  • Roasted Vegetable Pasty (Vegan)

We regret that we are unable to cater for Gluten Free or other dietary requirements at this event.


Tickets for this experience are £29.00 each.

We regret that dogs are not permitted on this train and recommend the evening may be unsuitable for children under the age of 12 years.

At the time of booking you will be able to select your own seats in the carriage. These seats are in multiples of four and are positioned around a table. Please be aware that any unallocated tickets on your table may be purchased by another party.

Pre-booking is essential!