Things to do at East Anglian Railway Museum review
The East Anglian Railway Museum is located near Colchester in Essex at the Chappel and Wakes Colne railway station.
At the museum, you can immerse yourselves in a real steam railway museum and get up close to their wide collection of vintage carriages, plus their steam and diesel locomotives. In the Heritage centre you can pull levers, press buttons, dress up as a station master and learn about the railways of the past. Look out for Milo Mouse and friends as they help to point out the areas where children can interact with the displays.
The Goods Shed dates back to Victorian times and it has been beautifully restored and is packed with genuine and original railway memorabilia. In the Restoration Shed, you can see all the work that goes into restoring their vintage trains. This is open most days. The museum hosts a number of event days including a Day Out with Thomas.
Kids will love the miniature railway. Currently, they are working hard to fully restore the line and get it back up and running. Covid has slowed them but they hope to announce a relaunch date soon. There is also a small play area. You can choose to ride their trains, this has an additional charge.
Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.
FAQ and Further Information East Anglian Railway Museum
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks.
What are the main things to do?
Railway museum with interactive displays, miniature railway and a play area. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range, adult tickets are £7, children 5-14 are £4, under 4s are free and there is a discount if you book online in advance. Event days cost a bit extra.
Is there parking?
Free parking is available.
When are they open?
Colne Valley Railways runs a varied schedule throughout the year. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Well behaved dogs are welcome on a lead.
Are they accessible?
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