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Our popular Small Trains Day is back for 2023 – but it's not just small trains – one of our full sized steam locomotives will also be in action with the Freight Train giving unlimited rides all day. Our Miniature Railway will also be in operation giving rides, and along with our friends from the Braintree and Halstead Model Railway Club there will be a Model Railway exhibition featuring 16+ layouts in a variety of scales as well as a selection of model traders. Check out our working Restoration Shed, the  magnificent Victorian Goods Shed, period Waiting Rooms & Signal Box as well as the Heritage Centre & Train themed Childrens Playground, our site of over 10 acres is ideal if you would like to bring your own picnic.

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Guide Prices

Ticket Type/Ticket Tariff
Adult£10.00 per ticket
Child£7.00 per ticket

Child 4 - 17yrs

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

The village of Chappel and Wakes Colne is about 8 miles from Colchester.
The full address for the Museum is:

Station Road, Wakes Colne, Near Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS

Free parking is situated on the approach drive to the Museum.
During events, our front fields provide additional parking spaces

Public Transport Directions

Direct trains can be taken from Sudbury, Bures or Marks Tey to the Museum. Marks Tey has an excellent mainline connection with regular trains from London, Colchester and Ipswich.

If you arrive by the Greater Anglia train service, present your valid rail ticket at Visitor Reception to receive a 5% discount on your admission.
Please note: this discount is only available on Standard Opening days

Small Trains Day & Model Railway Show

Type:Children's Activity Event

East Anglian Railway Museum, Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS
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Opening Times

Season (6 Oct 2024)
Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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