East Anglian Railway Museum

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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    

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Sunday, 22nd October 2023 - Sunday, 22nd October 2023

Steam TrainSteam Days 2023Steam Trains at the East Anglian Railway Museum
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Wednesday, 25th October 2023 - Wednesday, 25th October 2023

A small green Waggon und Maschinenbau Railbus E79963 sits by the platformDiesel Days 2023Unlimited Diesel Rides at the East Anglian Railway Museum
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  • 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:Museum - Transport

Chappel Station, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS

Tel: 01206 242524

Fax: 01787 224473

Opening Times

* Open Weekends and Wednesdays (All year)
Museum open 10am - 5pm (Summer) 10 - 4pm (Winter)
On Event Days - unlimited train rides
see www.earm.co.uk for details
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day