East Anglian Railway Museum

East Anglian Railway Museum is in Chappel by Chappel & Wakes Colne Station, near Colchester. (Map).

The Museum has a wide collection of locomotives and rolling stock, some of which are fully restored and others are undergoing repair and restoration. The Restoration Shed was built in 1983-4, prior to which most work had to take place in the Goods Shed or in the open.

Visitors are welcome to look around the shed and see our volunteers at work. The workshops are adjacent, and there is a wide variety of machinery that enables us to do most engineering and carpentry work. For health and safety reasons we regret that we are unable to offer public access to the workshop area.

We always welcome questions about ongoing work - please feel free to ask our volunteers about what they are doing - and why! We welcome new volunteers - please ask in the Visitor Reception for further details. You do not need any special skills for many of the jobs, and training is available in many areas.

Schedule of Events:

Transport Extravaganza , 28 May 2017 to 29 May 2017, 10:00 to 16:30 at East Anglian Railway Museum, Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester (5.7 miles away)
Soak up the atmosphere and feast your eyes on some great classic cars, vintage motorbikes and modern head turners, we have over eighty exhibitors at this great family day out. Thereâ??ll be unlimited rides on our steam locomotives and vintage buses and our friends from the Braintree & Halstead will have their model railway layouts open for viewing.


Father's Day Steam , 18 June 2017, 10:00 to 16:30 at East Anglian Railway Museum, Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester (5.7 miles away)
Itâ??s all about DAD at the railway museum today so bring him along to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of this special steam day.


Summer Steam Gala , 09 July 2017, 10:00 to 16:30 at East Anglian Railway Museum, Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester (5.7 miles away)
Sun 9th July sees an all out celebration of the age of steam and weâ??re offering unlimited rides behind historic steam locomotives from our collection as well as the chance to experience first hand being a guard, signalman or crossing keeper under the supervision of our friendly volunteers.