A steam train


A firm favourite with families, they're a great opportunity to visit the Museum and have a ride in vintage wagons or carriages pulled by one of our restored Steam Engines. Our miniature railway will also be in operation.

We operate unlimited rides between 10.30 – 15.30, 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 Childrens Playground, our site of over 10 acres is ideal if you would like to bring your own picnic.

Our trains run all day long with no fixed timetable from 10.30 to 15.30, and you can have as many rides as you like, whenever you like.

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.

Admission Prices:
Adults: £10
Children (4-17): £7
Under 4s: Free
Book in advance and save 5% on your admission.

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Steam Days at the East Anglian Railway Museum

Type:Children's Activity Event

Chappel And Wakes Colne Station, Station Road, Chappel, Colchester, Essex, CO62DS

Tel: 01206 242524

Opening Times

Season (7 Apr 2024)
Season (5 May 2024 - 6 May 2024)
Season (25 May 2024)
Season (28 July 2024)
Season (4 Aug 2024)
Season (11 Aug 2024)
Season (18 Aug 2024)
Season (3 Nov 2024)
Season (1 Jan 2025)


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.