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The East Anglian Railway Museum is a registered charity that is run and operated by people like you.  Without the hard work, enthusiasm and time given by our amazing working members, we simply wouldn’t be here.


People of all ages are welcome to join us as members. The museum attracts a diverse range of people from different walks of life, all with a common interest in our railway and transport heritage.  It does not matter if you are not handy with trains, we have a wide range of roles and no experience is necessary, just enthusiasm.


We are keen for social and industrial history enthusiasts to become involved in leading guided tours, talks and educational events. If you can contribute to the understanding of our heritage site, we would love to hear from you.

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You can join our training scheme and learn how to operate the trains on the Museum’s Railway. You can get involved by becoming a crossing keeper, guard, fireman, train driver or signalman. No previous experience is necessary.


There is always a job to do around the site, from painting to cleaning, to restoration of our rolling stock and site buildings.  Recent projects include the new doors on the Goods Shed, the new level crossing gates and the panelling for the GWR ‘Toad’ Brake Van.  No technical or engineering experience is required as you will be able to pick up the necessary skills as you work alongside our existing members.


Adult (16 to 59): £22

Joint Adults (i.e. two adults living at same address): £33

Senior (60 and Over): £20

Junior (4 to 12): £10

Student (13 to 15 or 22 in full time education): £10

Family membership (based on two adults or seniors and up to three juniors/students): £43

Adult life membership (16 to 59): £365

Joint adult life membership (ie, two adults living at the same address): £500

Senior life membership (60 and Over): £300

Joint senior life membership (ie, two seniors living at the same address): £450


  • Reduced admission on some event days
  • Copy of the museum’s regular journal, the Stour Valley Steam, back copies and forum available at the museum.
  • Eligibility to join the museum’s training programs for operating duties
  • 10% discount on meals at the Marks Tey Hotel in the Bar and Lounge and the Roman Restaurant on production of a valid Museum Membership card.
  • Any member who is coming on site to work, either operational or non-operational is admitted free on all days.

You can become a member by downloading a membership form below. Once filled in, please post it to the museum. If you wish to pay your subscription by Direct Debit please complete a Direct Debit Mandate form, downloadable below.

Membership of the museum is requirement for taking part in voluntary work on-site. By becoming a member you agree to abide by the Museum Constitution.

Donations are an important part of our income, and for larger sums, these can be made tax efficient. Please ask at the Museum’s Visitor Reception for further details of how you can help support us.


For more details, please phone 01206 242524 or email