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Railway Event, Sun 16 Jun 2019, £5-£10

Father's Day Steam Up!

Father's Day Steam Up!

Details

Steam trains will be running all day long for rides and everyone loves our pump trolley which will be in action as well. Our new train-themed play area is in the middle of two fields so there’s plenty of room to play as well as explore the museum, vintage carriages and signal boxes.Take a peek behind the scenes into our working Restoration Shed where grand old locomotives are being restored AND we’ll be running our ‘Taster for a Tenner’ so Dad (or anyone over 18yrs) can have a go at driving a diesel locomotive for just £10!

We’re delighted to be hosting the annual gathering of the East Anglian Traction Engine Society that weekend so as well as starting their road run from here on Saturday 15th, they will have their traction engines on display here at the museum on Father’s Day.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

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.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 16 Jun 2019 10:00 to 16:30

Prices

10% discount if purchased online in advance.

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Address

Chappel Station,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO6 2DS

Directions

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Map reference: TL 896287  Lat: 51.92451 Long: 0.75596

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.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Chappel station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

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.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair