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Mangapps Railway Museum

Mangapps Railway Museum


Southminster Road,


Our museum houses an extensive collection of railway relics of all kinds, working steam and diesel locomotives, carriages, wagons, historic buildings and one of the largest collections of railway signalling equipment open to the public. Where possible items from the collection are displayed in the appropriate setting, for example in the restored station masters office at Mangapps station and the Lamp Hut. The vast majority of the collection may be seen under cover inside the Museum building. We offer train rides through pleasant countryside. Special events include Santa Special trains during December.

Baby changing facilitiesGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs acceptedGuided tours for groups

Opening details

Open Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The first train departs each day when we are open at 12:15 p.m. ( 13:15 p.m. in December) and then hourly until 16:15 p.m. (more frequently on event days).
Closed during November and January


Diesel Days £8. Senior citizen £7. Child £3.50. Under 3 years free.

Steam Days Adults £9. Senior citizen £8. Child £4. Under 3 years free.

Tickets include museum, lineside walk & train rides.

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 22 Dec Santa Specials
Sun 23 Dec Santa Specials
Mon 24 Dec Santa Specials



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Map reference: TQ 945975  Lat: 51.64307 Long: 0.81020

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups