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image for Children's Activity Event item typeSummer Steam Gala at East Anglian Railway Museum

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Railway Event, Sun 8 Jul 2018, £5-£10

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Summer Steam Gala

Summer Steam Gala

Summer Steam Gala

Contact

East Anglian Railway Museum

01206 242524

Address

Chappel Station,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO6 2DS

Details

Help us celebrate our 50th year with a full day of intensive steam engine action…
We’re having an all out celebration of steam and offering an intensive timetable of rides behind ALL of our historic steam locomotives. The museum will be fully open so, as well as riding the trains, you can explore the atmospheric Victorian station buildings, fully operational Signal Box and Restoration Shed for a ‘behind the scenes’ look at our ongoing restoration programme.
We’ll also be running a passenger freight train and a demonstration freight train, featuring a weird and wonderful collection of our wagons and coaches. We’ll have a go at ‘double and triple heading’, where we couple steam locomotives together and run them down the line as one train…. quite a spectacle!

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

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 8 Jul 2018 10:00 to 16:30

Prices

Adults: £10
Children (4-15): £5
Under 4's : Free

10% discount if purchased online

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 21 - Sun 22 Apr Railway Experience Course
Sun 6 - Mon 7 May Bank Holiday Fun Days
Sun 27 - Mon 28 May Transport Extravaganza
Sun 17 Jun Father's Day Steam Up
Sun 8 Jul Summer Steam Gala
Sat 21 Jul Kids Run The Railway!

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

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