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East Anglian Railway Museum

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Neese12 wrote a review Sep 2020
Maidstone, United Kingdom409 contributions79 helpful votes
We'd popped in for a quick look on our way home from Suffolk and ended up staying for 3 hours. Lots to see and do, not forgetting a very nice cafe on Platform Two We wish now that we'd realised BEFORE we got home to Kent, that the viaduct we could see as we drove towards the museum was Peter Bruff's Chappel Viaduct, which we'd previously watched a whole documentary about and so would have known was well worth a closer look while we were actually there in person
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Wanderer wrote a review Aug 2020
Colchester, United Kingdom19 contributions5 helpful votes
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I had a great time with my family at the East Anglian Railway Museum. Today was one of their summer steam days where the steam train was running. All of us had a fun time looking at how the old carriages were and riding the train was definitely the highlight of my trip. We were all adults so I can only imagine how excited the kids would be to explore this place. They have a cafe and picnic areas as well. There was covid precautions that were in place - social distancing and hand sanitising stations. If you order online its a pound cheaper but have to book before 11pm the day before. I am surprised the place is not advertised as much. I found it by accident.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Sonya J wrote a review Aug 2020
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Lovely afternoon tea at the cafe. Homemade cakes. Excellent prices. Very dog friendly and welcoming.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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BizzyBee777 wrote a review Jul 2020
London, United Kingdom18 contributions7 helpful votes
We visited today with our 8 year old. This is a wonderful museum and we've been many times before. We wondered what the experience would be like at this time... The museum site is very big so plenty of room to socially distance. It helped that it wasn't overly busy. There were lots of signs reminding visitors to socially distance, and lots of hand sanitiser stations. We also saw someone cleaning the play equipment and other areas which was nice. It was lovely to watch the old steam trains going up and down even if we couldn't go on them (I fully recommend their event days for train rides, especially the Thomas days if you have little ones!) The museum rooms are interesting, the hands on kids stuff was understandably taped off. You can go into the carriages on the platform which is interesting. There are several picnic tables outside but it's a big field with plenty of space for picnicking. We saw they'd set up indoor tables too in the goods shed for indoor picnics. This was a nice idea as the double decker bus which was the indoor area last time we went was fenced off today, presumably due to covid regs. It was especially nice to see they'd left cleaning materials by the indoor area in the goods shed with a note to say help yourselves to clean the tables if needed. The children's play area is great. It is probably more suitable for smaller children but our daughter enjoyed it. On a practical note there was a cafe there, we took a picnic so I can't comment on it, although we've used it before and it was nice then. There's also a little gift shop. We travelled by train, it's very easy to get too. There's also plenty of parking out the front and they have an overflow parking area for event days. It felt like a safe place to visit and we really enjoyed ourselves.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Mike F wrote a review Mar 2020
Chelmsford, United Kingdom704 contributions233 helpful votes
Called in here on a circular trip round Essex and Suffolk. It wasn't busy on the Friday afternoon in March, however there was lots to see and you never tire of the smell of a steam engine. Everyone very friendly!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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