East Anglian Railway Museum

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East Anglian Railway Museum
  • Chappel Station, Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex CO6 2DS
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Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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For over 50 years the East Anglian Railway Museum has been transporting visitors of all ages back in time to discover the unique history of the region’s railways. The site covers over 10 acres, you can explore our Victorian station, goods shed and signal boxes to see how passengers and freight have been transported over the years.

With displays of steam and diesel locomotives, vintage carriages and wagons there is something to interest everyone. Our heritage centre looks behind the scenes of running the railways with a host of smaller artefacts on display. Working restoration shed where Volunteers bring the Engines and Rolling stock back to life. The Museum also includes a railway themed Children's Playground, Picnic Area and an ex-London bus converted into a Children's Play Bus.

The award winning Platform 2 Café will be open every day the museum is open*, serving delicious homemade cakes, afternoon teas, lunches and great coffee!

- Picnic Area
- Venue hire for Weddings, Parties, conferences etc, including Training rooms
- Event Days
- Unlimited Train rides, including Mini rail and Model railway layouts
- Days out with Thomas (Easter, August Bank Holiday, Half Term , Christmas with Santa)
- Spring Vehicle Extravaganza
- Summer and Winter Beer Festival
- Small Trains Exhibition
- Steam Railway Experience Days Available

Based next to the famous Chappel Viaduct in north Essex, we are easily accessible by road and rail and full details can be found by going to www.earm.co.uk
Established: 1970

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    Overview:
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    Overview:
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    Overview:
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