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FRIDAY 17TH NOVEMBER – DUE TO A FILMING EVENT, THE MUSEUM WILL BE OPENING LATER THAN USUAL AT 11:30 AM.  WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.

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 OF RAILWAY HISTORY

Our atmospheric Victorian buildings, restored trains and working signal boxes tell a unique story of a time when the railway was the largest employer in the region.

A QUALITY ASSURED VISITOR ATTRACTION

visit_england_visitor_attractionWe are proud to be an accredited museum, part of the European Route of Industrial Heritage and a VisitEngland Quality Assured Visitor attraction.

“Brilliant day out, loads to do with the kids… loved having lunch on the train and the service was excellent.”

“Great day out, plenty to see and you can take a train to Marks Tey and back travelling over the viaduct. Very friendly staff/volunteers willing to talk about the work they are doing. Really good value for money too. Good for all ages.”

“Amazed by the enthusiasm, dedication and skill of the people who make this place work. There was just so much to see.”

“This is a bit different from the normal heritage railway site as it is a museum which has a network rail train running through the middle of it ! A well put together collection of buildings and well laid out information. The goods shed was particularly impressive.”

ENJOY OUR EVENT DAYS

See the museum really come to life on our event days… with period costume, train rides and much more.

VISIT OUR HERITAGE CENTRE

Pull levers, press buttons, dress up as the Station Master and learn about the railways with Milo Mouse.

CHAPPEL STATION CAFE

Enjoy coffees, cream teas and light lunches on a vintage railway carriage – also open to the general public.

EVENTS COMING SOON