East Anglian Railway Museum

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About

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    

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Parking

  • 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

Colchester

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:Museum - Transport

Chappel Station, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS

Tel: 01206 242524

Fax: 01787 224473

Opening Times

* Open every Saturday and Sunday (+ Wednesdays during School Holidays)
Rides operate between 11am – 3pm, Museum open 10am - 5pm during Summer months

Unlimited Diesel Train rides included on Wed + Unlimited Mini Rail rides
Unlimited Steam Train rides included on Sundays + Unlimited Mini Rail rides

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day