Steam Train


A firm favourite with families, Steam days are a great opportunity to visit the Museum and have a ride in vintage wagons or carriages pulled by one of our restored Steam Engines.  We operate unlimited rides starting at either 10:30 or 11:00 * – 15.00,

The Museum opens at 10am right through until 5pm.

Check out our working Restoration Shed, the magnificent Victorian Goods Shed, period Waiting Rooms & Signal Box as well as the Heritage Centre & Train themed Children's Playground, our site of over 10 acres is ideal if you would like to bring your own picnic.

EVENT TIMETABLE Our trains run all day long with no fixed timetable from either 10:30 or 11:00 * to 15.30, and you can have as many rides as you like, whenever you like. * start time 11:00 on Steam days when Driver Experince Course is running

ON SITE CATERING Feeling Hungry? You can visit our award winning Platform Two Cafe – they're open from 10am – 5pm and serve tasty breakfast, lunch & snack options, as well as coffee, tea & a range of cold beverages.

Book in advance and save 5% on your admission. Under 4's go free

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£10.00 per ticket
Child£7.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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Steam Days 2023

Type:Children's Activity Event

East Anglian Railway Museum, Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS

Tel: 01206 242524

Opening Times

Season (22 Oct 2023)
Sunday10:00 - 16:00


East Anglian Railway MuseumEast Anglian Railway Museum, ColchesterFor 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.