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East Anglian Railway Museum

Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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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 3 weeks ago
J-L-B
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Interesting and charming little local museum

I came upon this place by accident, seeing it from the train while going to Sudbury and getting off... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Jonathan G
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London, 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 - 16:30
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Chappel & Wakes Colne Station Station Road, Chappel CO6 2DS, England
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+44 1206 242524
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Reviewed 2 days 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 Neil D
Reviewed 1 week 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank ronaldeano2015
EARM M, Front Office Manager at East Anglian Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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 3 weeks ago

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 28 August 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 28 August 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

Thank essexgran2016
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Day out with Thomas was great fun for all the family, the staff were friendly & madeg the day complete. great being able to ride on Thomas and his friends. As per my 6 year old daughter..... It was great because I saw the Fat...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 18 August 2018

I came upon this place by accident, seeing it from the train while going to Sudbury and getting off for a look on the way back. The static exhibits were interesting and I enjoyed a ride in a converted freight truck hauled by an ex-MoD...More

1  Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The museum is supposed to be open daily from 10 am. After 30 minutes of waiting in front of a closed door, the receptionist appeared and explained that it will be another 20 minutes before he opens up all the sheds. We could wait at...More

Thank Andreja J
EARM M, Front Office Manager at East Anglian Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you for your review and valuable comments. We believe the morning you arrived was Sunday, where there were major train delays on the network. The staff member who was working that particular day travels by train and the delay in opening was unavoidable. We...More

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

I like the railway museum and I really like what they’re doing restoring the signal box and the engines, I just felt that there were a few disparate displays that perhaps should have been spellchecked and then double checked to see if they made sense....More

2  Thank davidowen52
EARM M, Front Office Manager at East Anglian Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you for your review and we are interested to hear your feedback regarding some of the grammar and spelling. We will pass your comments on the the curatorial team and hope that the next time you visit us, you will be able to learn...More

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essexgran2016
7 May 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.
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