East Anglian Railway Museum

East Anglian Railway Museum
Chappel Station
Wakes Colne
Essex
CO6 2DS
England

Website

www.earm.co.uk

E-mail

information@earm.co.uk

Telephone

01206 242524

Fax

01787 224473

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The East Anglian Railway Museum is a living heritage site based at Chappel railway station. We are situated on the edge of breathtaking Constable Country and adjacent to one of the largest railway viaduct in Eastern England.

The complex of original Victorian buildings has a unique story to tell of railways and people’s lives in East Anglia from the 1840s through to the 21st Century. The Museum has the most comprehensive collection of railway architecture, locomotives and firsthand accounts of people who worked on the railways. The impressive site includes original and restored Station Buildings, Signal Boxes, a Goods Shed and a fully functioning Restoration Shed.

We are an accredited museum and part of the European Route of Industrial Heritage - A great day out at a Visit Britain Quality Assured Visitor Attraction.

Venue Type:

Museum, Transport heritage site, Industrial heritage site, Heritage site

Opening hours

Daily 10.00-16.30
Christmas & Boxing Day Closed

Admission charges

Non-Event Days:
Adults: £4.50
Seniors: £4.00
Children: £2.00

Event Days:
Adults: £8.00
Seniors: £7.00
Children: £4.00

Getting there

By Train

We are located on the Sudbury to Marks Tey branch railway line where Greater Anglia operate an hourly service seven days per week throughout the year. 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.

Please visit the National Rail website for up-to-date train times and fare prices.

If you come to the museum by train you are eligible for a 10% discount of the admission price - please present your valid rail ticket when entering the museum.

By Road

The museum has ample parking along the station entrance road.

Coming from Ipswich, Chelmsford or London (Via A12)

Leave A12 at Junction 26 (Colchester Zoo turn-off) and follow the A1124 towards Halstead. After around 5 miles you will see a large railway viaduct - proceed under this and turn right at the cross roads. We are a short distance up the hill in the railway station on the right marked by the British Rail double arrow logo.

Coming from Colchester (through town)

Follow the signs through the town to join the A1124 towards Halstead. After around 5 miles you will see a large railway viaduct - proceed under this and turn right at the cross roads. We are a short distance up the hill in the railway station on the right marked by the British Rail double arrow logo.

Coming from Sudbury

Leave the town via Cornard Road and follow the road around 6 miles through Bures. On leaving Bures, take first right towards Mount Bures and proceed up-hill over the railway level crossing. Follow the road for about 3 miles. After going over the hump back bridge, follow road another 500 metres and we're located in Station Road on the left. (If you've got as far as the crossroads/viaduct - you've gone too far!)

By Bus:

First Essex Bus and Hedingham Omnibuses operate services to Chappel and Wakes Colne Post Office (five minutes walk from the Museum up the hill) every hour Mondays to Saturdays (routes 88 and 88A). These routes operate from Colchester Bus Station via Chappel and Wakes Colne to Halstead. (Colchester Bus Station is situated in the town centre). Network Colchester also operate some limited services via Chappel.

The East Anglian Railway Museum owns the most comprehensive collection of locomotives and rail way tools from the 19th Century until today. These are exhibited onsite and in our heritage center. We restore and preserve railway architecture and local heritage.

Collection details

Land Transport, Social History, Industry, Architecture

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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WW1 Living History Day

  • 16 November 2014 10-4:30am

We are marking the centenary of World War One with a living history theme with support from re-enactors, memorabilia, displays, period refreshments and unlimited train rides behind our replica tram engine, creating a day to remember.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

East Anglian Railway Museum
Chappel and Wakes Colne Station
Station Road
Chappel
Colchester
Essex
CO6 2DS
England

Getting there

The museum has ample parking along the station entrance road.

Coming from Ipswich, Chelmsford or London (Via A12)

Leave A12 at Junction 26 (Colchester Zoo turn-off) and follow the A1124 towards Halstead. After around 5 miles you will see a large railway viaduct - proceed under this and turn right at the cross roads. We are a short distance up the hill in the railway station on the right marked by the British Rail double arrow logo.

Coming from Colchester (through town)

Follow the signs through the town to join the A1124 towards Halstead. After around 5 miles you will see a large railway viaduct - proceed under this and turn right at the cross roads. We are a short distance up the hill in the railway station on the right marked by the British Rail double arrow logo.

Coming from Sudbury

Leave the town via Cornard Road and follow the road around 6 miles through Bures. On leaving Bures, take first right towards Mount Bures and proceed up-hill over the railway level crossing. Follow the road for about 3 miles. After going over the hump back bridge, follow road another 500 metres and we're located in Station Road on the left. (If you've got as far as the crossroads/viaduct - you've gone too far!)

By Bus:

First Essex Bus and Hedingham Omnibuses operate services to Chappel and Wakes Colne Post Office (five minutes walk from the Museum up the hill) every hour Mondays to Saturdays (routes 88 and 88A). These routes operate from Colchester Bus Station via Chappel and Wakes Colne to Halstead. (Colchester Bus Station is situated in the town centre). Network Colchester also operate some limited services via Chappel.

Services and facilities

Additional info

We are open from 10:00 until 16:30 daily. We are closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. We invite you to look around our fully functional Restoration Shed where our engineers restore and preserve vintage trains. This may not always be possible due to health and safety regulations. The Restoration Shed is a working environment. We ask you to be careful while walking around.
Our museum shop is located at reception. Come and browse our wide ranging products! We stock numerous railway themed books and Bachmann model railway items. We are happy to order items on request.
Please be aware that during the September Chappel Beer and mid-summer Cider Festival the Heritage Centre, Goods Shed and Restoration Shed remain closed for security and safety reasons. Access to the site during these events is for festival goers only.

The Goods Shed is regularly hired for private events and functions, especially during the summer weekends. If you are visiting the museum and wish to look around the Goods Shed, we recommend you ring the museum reception prior to your visit on 01206 242524.

Admission

Adults: £5.50
Seniors: £5.00
Children: £2.75

Website

http://www.earm.co.uk

Getting there

By Train

We are located on the Sudbury to Marks Tey branch railway line where Greater Anglia operate an hourly service seven days per week throughout the year. 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.

Please visit the National Rail website for up-to-date train times and fare prices.

If you come to the museum by train you are eligible for a 10% discount of the admission price - please present your valid rail ticket when entering the museum.

By Road

The museum has ample parking along the station entrance road.

Coming from Ipswich, Chelmsford or London (Via A12)

Leave A12 at Junction 26 (Colchester Zoo turn-off) and follow the A1124 towards Halstead. After around 5 miles you will see a large railway viaduct - proceed under this and turn right at the cross roads. We are a short distance up the hill in the railway station on the right marked by the British Rail double arrow logo.

Coming from Colchester (through town)

Follow the signs through the town to join the A1124 towards Halstead. After around 5 miles you will see a large railway viaduct - proceed under this and turn right at the cross roads. We are a short distance up the hill in the railway station on the right marked by the British Rail double arrow logo.

Coming from Sudbury

Leave the town via Cornard Road and follow the road around 6 miles through Bures. On leaving Bures, take first right towards Mount Bures and proceed up-hill over the railway level crossing. Follow the road for about 3 miles. After going over the hump back bridge, follow road another 500 metres and we're located in Station Road on the left. (If you've got as far as the crossroads/viaduct - you've gone too far!)

By Bus:

First Essex Bus and Hedingham Omnibuses operate services to Chappel and Wakes Colne Post Office (five minutes walk from the Museum up the hill) every hour Mondays to Saturdays (routes 88 and 88A). These routes operate from Colchester Bus Station via Chappel and Wakes Colne to Halstead. (Colchester Bus Station is situated in the town centre). Network Colchester also operate some limited services via Chappel.

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