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image for Outdoor Event item typeSummer Steam Gala at East Anglian Railway Museum

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Outdoor Event, Sun 9 Jul 2017

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Summer Steam Gala

Summer Steam Gala

Contact

East Anglian Railway Museum

Address

Chappel Station,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO6 2DS

Details

Celebrate the age of steam with us at the museum…
Sun 9th July sees an all out celebration of the age of steam and we’re offering unlimited rides behind historic steam locomotives from our collection as well as the chance to experience first hand being a guard, signalman or crossing keeper under the supervision of our friendly volunteers.

In our brand new Thompson Centre, we’ll be showing the newly digitised British Film Institute archive, Britain On Film, Railways (83 mins), a new collection of rare archive films charting the history of the UK’s railways and bringing home the romance offered by train travel across the country in the early 20th century. Sourced from the national and regional archives and newly digitised this is a nostalgic and evocative collection of films which document not just the glories of the railway, but also the changing social, political and economic climates of the 20th century.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcome

Although the museum is virtually fully accessible, due to us being at a functioning railway station, visitors using wheel chairs will need the assistance of a carer to navigate the separate accessible entrance and security gate on the opposite side of the rail track.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 9 Jul 2017 10:00 to 16:30

Prices

Adults: £9.50

Seniors: £8.75
Children (4-15): £4.75
Children under 4: FREE

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 9 Jul Summer Steam Gala
Sun 6 Aug 1940s Vintage Tea Dance
Sat 26 - Mon 28 Aug Day Out With Thomas
Tue 5 - Sat 9 Sep Chappel Beer Festival
Sun 1 Oct All Trains Great and Small
Sat 28 Oct - Tue 29 Aug Spooky Day Out With Thomas

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TL 896287  Lat: 51.92451 Long: 0.75596

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.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Chappel station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Although the museum is virtually fully accessible, due to us being at a functioning railway station, visitors using wheel chairs will need the assistance of a carer to navigate the separate accessible entrance and security gate on the opposite side of the rail track.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair