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Railways / Railway Museum

East Anglian Railway Museum

Get up close and personal to the wide collection of steam trains, diesel locomotives and vintage carriages at the museum. While the Victorian buildings, restored trains and working signal boxes tell a unique story of a time when the railway was the largest employer in the region.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access


Chappel & Wakes Colne Station Wakes Colne Colchester Essex CO6 2DS

  • 01206 242 524
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Open days

Daily 1000-1630 (closed 25-26 Dec).


By Bus: 83, 88, 88A, 88C

By Rail: Chappel & Wakes Colne / 50 yards


Fri 19th - Mon 22nd Apr 2019: Easter Day Out with Thomas

Bust my buffers!  Enjoy an Easter treat as Thomas the Tank Engine pulls into Chappel station….

Railways / Thomas

Sun 26th - Mon 27th May 2019: Transport Extravaganza

These days will be bank holiday fun for all the family and there is something for everybody. Expect to see a wide range of different classic vehicles from…

Buses / Classic Cars / Miniature Railway / Motorbikes / Railways / Stationary Engines

Sat 24th - Mon 26th Aug 2019: August Day Out with Thomas

Peep Peep! Thomas, the number one blue engine, is visiting Chappel station over the August Bank Holiday…

Railways / Thomas

Sat 26th - Sun 27th Oct 2019: Spooky Day Out with Thomas

Things get a little spooky with Thomas and his friends.

Halloween / Railways / Thomas

Sun 8th - Sun 22nd Dec 2019: Festive Day Out with Thomas

Visit website for more details and booking. Children also get to visit Santa’s Grotto.

Railways / Santa / Thomas

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