East Anglian Railway Museum

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Celebrating the changing role of railways in the Eastern Counties since they arrived in the early 19th Century, through their glory days of the early 20th Century to the disappearances of the Beeching era. The Museum brings to life the buildings, engines, coaches, wagons and all the emphera that made the railways such an integral part of life in the region, explore on a Museum day and find plenty for young and old to enjoy. From a Milo Mouse hunt and hands on activities for the children to comprehensive visual and sound interpretation for those who want to know, contrast with a visit on one of our event days - particularly Living History days - when the period is brought to life with trains running and re-enactors showing life in and around your local station

Although the museum is virtually fully accessible, due to us being at a functioning railway station, visitors using wheel chairs will need the assistance of a carer to navigate the separate accessible entrance and security gate on the opposite side of the rail track.

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Guide Prices

Adult £7.00
Children ( ages 4-15 ) £4.00

Children under 4 are free.

Event Day charges ( excluding Thomas and Beer Festival events – see website for these prices )

£10 and £5 respectively.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)


  • On-site catering
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions


Road Directions

By Road:Near the impressive Chappel Viaduct. About 15 minutes from Colchester, Halstead and Sudbury, about 30 minutes from Chelmsford, about 40 minutes from Ipswich.Accessible by Public Transport: Chappel station is 0 miles away.

East Anglian Railway Museum

Type:Steam Railway

Chappel Station, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS

Tel: 01206 242524

Fax: 01787 224473


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Opening Times

* Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Following COVID-19 the East Anglian Railway Museum has re-opened from Friday 17th July on FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS ONLY. Please check with the venue directly before travelling.