Epping Museum
Epping Museum
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Speciality MuseumsRail Services
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Epping Museum is home not only to 'that' bright yellow train alongside the Central Line tracks as you approach Epping station, but also the signal cabin situated behind it. Come and sit at the controls of a genuine Tube Train! On display downstairs, the cabin has a wide range of heritage London Underground signals, signage and general exhibits. But the real jewel in the crown is upstairs, directly overlooking Central Line trains as they clatter past. Visitors can interact with an original London Transport signal frame complete with 47 working levers and illuminated track diagram. Throw the levers to change the points and signals which control the simulated movement of trains in and out of Epping, back in the days when it had carriage sidings, a goods yard and steam train sheds! Our volunteers will explain how it all works, and then it's over to you to be the signalman in charge of trains!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Toby L
Chelmsford, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Guide was excellent, loads packed into a small space. Definitely worth a visit if you’re interested in the tube or signalling history!
Written 23 August 2023
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RecorderHero
London, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
My grandson was staying with us - I'd been to the museum myself a year or two back and knew he would enjoy the tour - the volunteers there are so knowledgeable and are so clearly there simply for the love of it! Despite the pouring rain we had a brilliant tour with lots of entertaining and interesting anecdotes. Highly recommended!
Written 5 August 2023
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harrison S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
I loved it here I really enjoyed how you can sit in the L11 train and how you can see all of the tube trains going by but my favourite part was using the switcher simulator.
Written 3 June 2023
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Thanks Harrison. That 'switcher simulator' is our pride and joy. It's a fully working, mechanically and electrically interlocked London Underground 47 lever signalling frame. We're glad you had fun using the levers to signal a simulated train through Epping and beyond.
Written 21 June 2023
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Bigaitch27
Rayleigh, UK191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
This is an excellent museum with all its artefacts cared for nicely. Many of the items on display are stuff I had forgotten about, such as the gaurds panel on the old trains where they used to communicate with the driver. There are all kinds of things here from old signs to good old strap handles.
The volunteers are enthusiastic and knowledgeable and this is worth a visit.
Written 13 May 2023
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It's nice of you to take the time to post your review - thank you. We're glad our displays have taken you for a trip back down memory lane and hope those memories were good for you. You are more than welcome to come and see us again as our exhibits evolve and change. Thanks again for your kind words.
Written 31 May 2023
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Don B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
A proper living museum run by the people who worked with the exhibits on show. If you want to see how the UndergrounD used to be in the mid-late 20th century, this is for you. Well worth a visit.
Written 20 March 2023
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Thank you for visiting and we're glad you liked our exhibits. It's a lot of hard work looking after some of our older items, especially our 92 year old locomotive!! But it's all worth it when our visitors enjoy their time with us. Thank you again.
Written 27 March 2023
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Tim H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Very enjoyable visit, their lest open day for 2022, as it happened. Two knowledegable guides, Peter and Steve, made for a fascinating time learning the history and technical side of Underground signalling, their reconstruction of the signal cabin equipment, plus the story of their preserved electric locomotive L11. Well worth the trip, I shall certainly return!
Written 31 October 2022
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Sorry for the delayed response - we've been a tad busy!! Thanks for squeezing in that last visit of the season and we're glad you enjoyed it. We hope you'll like the changes and improvements we're making whilst we're closed. Meantime, enjoy Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year.
Written 14 December 2022
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William J
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I parked my car at Epping station car park and by chance spotted the banner advertising the museum so went to have a quick look through the fence. The volunteers spotted me immediately and invited me in. They were very welcoming and enthusiastic, so much so that I changed my plans a bit and returned later that afternoon to have a look at Epping signalling cabin. It was fantastic. Bob showed us around the museum downstairs. Lots of interesting stuff to look at and so well explained by Bob. Then we went upstairs to see the operating room. That was brilliant with a 47 lever Westinghouse frame. They were able to simulate trains on the illuminated diagram. I can’t put into words how much I enjoyed moving the levers to reroute and signal trains.
This is a brilliant set up by the lads. So nice to meet volunteers who know the subject so well and are passionate about what they are doing. Really enjoyed my visit.
Written 9 October 2022
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We're glad your curiosty got the better of you and you found our Museum. Thank you too for your positive review! Feel free to pop by again to see the improvements we're about to carry out whilst we're closed over winter. Sign up to become a (free) member on our website if you'd like us to drop you an email with our re-opening date in Spring 2023.
Written 25 October 2022
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Stuart K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We were shown around the museum by a very enthusiastic guide called Peter. This guy is full of knowledge and has some interesting and funny stories to tell about his time working for the underground. Gave us a great tour of the museum and learnt some interesting facts from him. All the staff are mad enthusiasts and love sharing their experiences and knowledge with you, so please allow at least an hour and a half when visiting.
Written 19 September 2022
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What's that old saying - 'You don't have to be mad to volunteer here but....."? Seriously though, we always try to offer a warm welcome to our visitors and it's so rewarding to hear they've enjoyed their visit. All of us on the team have our own experiences, knowledge and anecdotes we love to share. Thank you for coming to see us and for your really nice review.
Written 23 September 2022
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Margaret M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
Visited with a friend's 15 year old who is mad about trains. There's lots to see there and the volunteers were very friendly and knowledgeable. They were very patient while he did some video recording and we'd like to thank them all for making it such an enjoyable experience.
Written 12 September 2022
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All of us here are mad about trains - some even mad enough to work on the trains as a 'day job'! It's an absolute pleasure to share some of our knowledge with others who have the same interest. Please do drop by in the future and don't forget the offer of volunteering is always open!! Thanks for your kind words.
Written 14 September 2022
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ben
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Great Museum it is a fantastic experience L11 is a nice loco the staff are friendly and nice it is wicked they have a signal frame simulator that you can have a go on the museum its self is very nice it does not cost you a penny to go in just ring the bell and someone will come along to meet you at the gate they are open 10 am to 4 pm highly recommend it next time your in Epping worth checking it out.
Written 10 September 2022
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Thanks Ben. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope you can come back and see the progress we're making, not only inside the museum, but also on our bright yellow Locomotve L11, which is undergoing a repaint at present. Don't forget we are only open on Saturdays 10am til 4:30pm.
Written 14 September 2022
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