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East Anglian Railway Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Nostaligia in abundance

a great place if you like steam and all things to do with it. They havent got much track but its... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David Patrick W
Saint-Malo, France
Nice piece of railway history

We didn't quite know what to expect so we were pleasantly surprised with our visit. If you love... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
Colchester, United Kingdom
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A family friendly, living, breathing railway museum. Immerse yourself in a real steam railway museum and get up close and personal to our wide collection of steam trains, diesel locomotives and vintage carriages. Celebrate an exciting period in...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Chappel & Wakes Colne Station Station Road, Chappel CO6 2DS, England
+44 1206 242524
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shame for little girl of 4 Thomas tank did nothing for her not a lot for her to see after paying 60 pounds 3adults 1 child check before going in what is on show as thought there would be a lot more as I have...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a great place if you like steam and all things to do with it. They havent got much track but its enough to give you the smell and taste of what it was like to ride by train in the old days.

Thank David Patrick W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place but the cafe is expensive also have to wait a very long time for your food to be served. Otherwise a very enjoyable place to visit

Thank r0binci
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the museum on a Thursday morning so it was very quiet and my partner and I with my Autistic son could walk around in our own time enjoying all the set up areas,like the station, waiting room, trains and coaches. It was nice...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My last visit here was pre 1980!!! The guys have done a fantastic job making the station and surrounding buildings in to a working museum. The extra areas to walk around, visitors attractions (like the model railway) are superb, and to use an old bus...More

Thank 763neild
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

web site looks good sounded good value (web site very well designed) but sadly the actual place was not in and out less than 60 mins ride on train go back abt 80 feet onto main line just get going and brake then back to...More

Thank robert m
Reviewed September 24, 2018

I bought a family ticket to go to the Castle Hedingham, Braintree railway. It was rubbish. Literally awful. The only recognised train was Thomas. So not to be an utter rip off, they provided Mavis and lets be honest, who cares about her. No James,...More

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EARM M, Front Office Manager at East Anglian Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Please note this review is not about our Museum. The reviewer is speaking about another railway museum close to us, but not affiliated with us. Thank you

Reviewed September 23, 2018

We didn't quite know what to expect so we were pleasantly surprised with our visit. If you love trains and travel, you won't be disappointed. A classic piece of Victorian quirkiness that we thoroughly enjoyed when it comes to rail travel. We didn't eat at...More

1  Thank J-L-B
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

So I visited the Thomas day out on bank holiday Monday and my two children were really looking looking forward to it. We excitedly boarded the Thomas train. But our excited soon dissipated after about 100 yards the train stopped and started going backwards, this...More

Thank Anneica A
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Visited with the family, including 2 children aged 5 and 3. The children were absolutely amazed to see Thomas so far from Sodor, but even Thomas has to have a holiday ! Thomas and friends was an excellent day out, the children and adults thoroughly...More

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May 7, 2018|
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Response from Chris C | Reviewed this property |
It's not a long track but it is a great day out if the weather holds, there are lots of attractions as well as other friends of Thomas to see.