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East Anglian Railway Museum

Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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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 4 weeks ago
Jonathan G
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London, United Kingdom
Fathers day

Not as good as I thought it would be Went before for a day out with Thomas and friends and it was... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Wayne C
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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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic day out with my Mrs and little one we really enjoyed the museum like a time warp can’t wait to go back in the future with my little one for the Thomas tank day keep up the good work

Thank Hursty46
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Not as good as I thought it would be Went before for a day out with Thomas and friends and it was good family fun day out so was expecting similar but was slightly let down as there wasn’t much to do entertainment wise It...More

1  Thank Wayne C
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We took our little boy here this weekend. We all really enjoyed our time and it was great for our "choo choo" loving 2 year old. I can see many return trips being made.

Thank pauldanni
Reviewed 8 June 2018

A wonderful place to visit, whether or not you are a railway enthusiast. Allow up to a half day to see and take part in everything it has to offer. There are trains, of course, but also exhibitions, souvenirs, a café, interactivities, and old motor...More

Thank Freddyminster
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essexgran2016
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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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