It’s a slice of living history, and for anyone interested in railways the East Anglian Railway Museum is simply a great family day out.
The museum gives you a chance to get up close and personal to a wide collection of steam trains, diesel locomotives and vintage carriages.
The story of the East Anglian Railway Museum is one of hard work, sweat and steam, as a small number of dedicated enthusiasts and volunteers strived to ensure the survival of an important piece of Britain’s industrial and cultural heritage.
The museum remains dedicated to the conservation of a historically significant representation of our regional railway heritage, largely through the efforts of volunteers. As a result, thousands of visitors every year are able to enjoy seeing a working museum.
It hosts a number of event days throughout the year when the team operates a variety of classic steam locomotives and vintage diesels, so you can experience the sights, smells and the noise of an authentic steam railway in a period setting.
Visitors are able to enjoy unlimited rides on the heritage trains included in the admission cost, making it perfect for a family day out.
You can also view the restored locomotives, explore the numerous railways carriages and sometimes even have a go at driving a diesel locomotive. There are often other things going on too – check the events list for details.
Open Daily for static viewing 10am-4.30pm
- Escape Room – July 21, Aug 18, Sept 28, Oct 20 & 30 (half-term), Nov 30, Dec 29
- Steampunk Fair – July 21 – In cahoots with the League of Essexordinary Gentlemen, this is a day full of steampunk shenanigans…
- Summer Steam Sundays – July 28, August 4, 11 & 18 – Enjoy the nostalgic museum surroundings at Chappel Station, bring the family, bring a picnic and spend a relaxing Sunday. Steam engines will be running all day.
- Activity Mornings – July 30 (Military), August 13 (Engineering), August 27 (Nature)
- Days Out With Thomas – August 24 -26, October 26 – 27, December 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 – Meet the Fat Controller and ride on Thomas and his friends at these great family days out
- Chappel Beer Festival – September 3-7
- Roman River Festival Concert – Sept 15 – A live performance of Steve Reich’s mesmerising Different Trains, string quartet plus electronics.
- Diesel Gala – September 29
- Steam Day & Model Railway Show – Oct 15
- Half term diesel days – Oct 30
- Halloween Half-Term Fun – Oct 28-31
For prices and more details contact:
East Anglian Railway Museum
Call 01206 242524 or visit: firstname.lastname@example.org
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