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For 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. The site covers over 10 acres, you can explore our Victorian station, goods shed and signal boxes to see how passengers and freight have been transported over the years.
With displays of steam and diesel locomotives, vintage carriages and wagons there is something to interest everyone. Our heritage centre looks behind the scenes of running the railways with a host of smaller artefacts on display.
Working restoration shed where Volunteers bring the Engines and Rolling stock back to life.
The Museum also includes a railway themed Children's Playground, Picnic Area and an ex-London bus converted into a Children's Play Bus.
The award winning Platform 2 Café will be open every day the museum is open*, serving delicious homemade cakes, afternoon teas, lunches and great coffee!
Venue hire for Weddings, Parties, conferences etc, including Training rooms.
Unlimited Train rides, including Mini rail and Model railway layouts
Days out with Thomas (Easter, August Bank Holiday, Half Term , Christmas with Santa)
Spring Vehicle Extravaganza
Summer and Winter Beer Festival
Small Trains Exhibition
Steam Railway Experience Days Available
Based next to the famous Chappel Viaduct in north Essex, we are easily accessible by road and rail and full details can be found by going to www.earm.co.uk
General (Non-Event) Admission Prices
Adult (18+): £8.00
Child (4 - 17): £4.00
Under 4s: Free
Standard Event / Special Event Day Admission Prices
Adults (18+): £10.00/£12.00
Children (4-17): £7/£8
Under 4s: Free
Day Out With Thomas (PRE-BOOKING ONLY)
Children (2-17): £13.20
Under 2s: Free
- Assistance dogs welcome
- Autism Friendly
- Disabled access - Step free Access by Car if arriving by Train will need to use steps on railway bridge over track
- Disabled toilets
- Wheelchairs available
Booking & Payment Details
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- Coach parking
- Drop Off Point
- Education/study area
- Facilities for educational visits
- Facilities for groups
Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Wedding receptions - We provide a unique venue for wedding receptions. Please note that we are not licenced to have couples get officially married on site.
- Free Parking
- Dogs Accepted
- Gift shop
- Onsite Catering
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Regional Tourist Board Member
- School Trips
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted
Map & Directions
Near the impressive Chappel Viaduct. About 15 minutes from Colchester, Halstead and Sudbury, about 30 minutes from Chelmsford, about 40 minutes from Ipswich.
Public Transport Directions
Accessible by Public Transport: Chappel & Wakes Colne station is 0 miles away.