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“Very interesting journey into the past !”

Mangapps Railway Museum
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Very interesting journey into the past !”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Lots of memoribilia which brough back childhood memories.
Enjoyed seeing trains up close that I'd not seen before.

Visited August 2013
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essex
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69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Brilliant, makes me wish I lived through the steam era”
Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

I used to come here as a child, and loved it, my children were well entertained and loved the train rides, there are so many interesting things to observe, the staff/helpers, were really helpful and obviously love this place, the only thing they could do to improve the place for us would be to have a children's play park, We will defiantly be coming back

Visited September 2013
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Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom
1 review
“A real gem”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

We had a fantastic time at the railway museum. My children could run around, touch every lever, wheel, engine and carriage with impunity and not one 'do not touch' sign insight. So refreshing to visit such a hands on exhibition and with such wonderful owners who obviously care a great deal about their eclectic and mesmerising train collection. The whole place is steeped in nostalgia that is both intoxicating and relaxing. We went on the diesel three times much to my boys delight and they were both extremely excited on every go! A cute tea room and small gift shop was just the right size all hidden away in a converted carriage. So much to look at and lots of room for picnics. What more could you ask for?! I will definitely be heading back more often especially at Christmas when they do trips to see Father Christmas. A wonderful afternoon.

Visited September 2013
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Essex
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

We went on a very rainy day. Unfortunately there was only a few other people
there but that did not stop the staff looking after us. We took our grandson of four who thought the day was wonderful. They were running the diesel train and although there were only a handful of people that did not stop them pulling out all the stops for a really enjoyable ride. You cannot imagine at first view how much railway history they have. Wonderful day excellent staff definitely if you like trains it has to be a must and plenty to see if the weather is bad.

Visited August 2013
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London
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154 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“SO MUCH STUFF”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

This small railway is situated down a country lane and is based on a farm. There is adequate parking. The entrance is via an old railway carriage; this also doubles as a small café serving tea and coffee.

I would say that this attraction is really someone's love for the railway, a hobby or obsession. The train line is only 3/4 mile long, around the perimeter of a field. That said, the museum aspect is extremely good and in some cases more superior than some of the big boys (ie. Mid Norfolk Railway). The memorabilia and Railwayana must have taken some time to amass and is a real depository of railway and social history.

If you want a long rail journey, you need to go somewhere else. If you want some railway history, this is the place to go.

Their website : www.mangapps.co.uk/

Visited May 2013
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