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About East Anglian Railway Museum

The East Anglican Railway Museum is a treasure trove that kids will love to explore! This museum has lots of attractions and showcases the rich heritage and role of railways in the region and beyond. With a wide collection of diesel locomotives, train carriages, and railway memorabilia visitors can delve into the fascinating world of steam engines, diesel trains, and the evolution of rail travel over the years.

Things to do for families at East Anglican Railway Museum

East Anglican Railway Museum has a great collection of steam trains, carriages, and wagons to discover, plus a miniature railway you can explore. This attraction offers plenty to see and do here, whatever time of the year you visit!

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Miniature Railway

Both children and adults will love to chug, chug along riding the miniature railway at East Anglican Railway Museum.

Children's Play Area

Don't miss a visit to the children's play area and see the ex-London bus that has been converted in a children's play bus.

Meet Thomas The Tank Engine

There's always something fun happening at East Anglican Railway Museum! A calendar of events throughout the year includes a visit from Thomas and his friends. We think any little Thomas fans won't want to miss this special event!

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  • TOILETS iconToilets
  • GIFT_SHOP iconGift Shop
  • ONSITE_PARKING iconOnsite Parking
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  • FOOD_AVAILABLE iconFood Available
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Opening Times

Regular Times
  • Monday, Closed
  • Tuesday, Closed
  • Wednesday, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday, Closed
  • Friday, Closed
  • Saturday, 00:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday, 10:00 - 17:00

Open weekends, Wednesdays and most Bank Holidays. With event days throughout the year

April -October 10:00 - 17:00

November-March 10.00-16.00 Closed 25th - 26th December

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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
  • Child (4-17) : £4.00
  • Adult (17-18+) : £8.00

Prices shown are for general admission museum viewing.

Special event day prices are adult £13.50 child £9.50

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Plan Your Visit


Stopwatch IconTypical visit time 2 - 3 hours

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Yes, there is parking.

Parking available at the railway. There is free parking at the front of the Museum for customers that visit the Museum, please be aware the large front field car park is open during Museum open hours only.

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Contact Details

Chappel and Wakes Colne Station, Chappel

Tel: 01206242524

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