Chappel Viaduct Display

Władysław Mirecki - Chappel Viaduct Art Display

This display will take place throughout the summer during Museum opening hours from Saturday 15th June to Sunday 18th August 2024.

We hold regular event days throughout the year, see What’s On for details.

Come along and see the 64 watercolours East and West views of the Chappel Viaduct.

Władysław Mirecki is a local artist (and long-time EARM Member) who runs Chappel Galleries which is based in the village of Chappel – just down the road from the East Anglian Railway Museum.

Born Chelmsford, Essex of Polish parents. He is self-taught, having painted all his life including periods gaining his science degree at Kingston Polytechnic, London (1975-78); as an industrial designer and co-proprietor of Chappel Galleries (1986 – ).

As part of our Chappel 175 celebrations in 2024, 64 watercolours of the East and West views of the Chappel Viaduct – the largest brick structure in East Anglia which carries the Marks Tey to Sudbury line across the valley – will be on display on our Goods Shed from 15th June to 18th August 2024. (Please be aware the display will not be available to view during on weekend off the 6th and 7th July).

The Viaduct was built by the Colchester, Stour Valley, Sudbury and Halstead Railway and opened in July 1849, engineered by railway engineer, Peter Bruff.

Find out more about Władysław Mirecki from the Chappel Galleries website –

We will also be holding a special weekend of celebrations for the Chappel 175 anniversary on 29th and 30th June – more details soon.


There is no additional charge to see this display – simply pay the entry fee to the Museum for that day, this then gives you access to the Museum site and all attractions – on Event Days and Special Event Days there will be the added attraction of one or more trains running – We are open Weekends and Wednesdays thoughout the year with regular event days.

You can book in advance via the links below (and save 5% on event days) or pay in the reception on the day.

Standard Museum Viewing Days (Orange Days) – £8 Adults and £4 Children (Museum Viewing only)
June 15th, 19th, 22nd & 26th
July 3rd, 10th, 13th, 14th, 17th, 20th, 21st, 27th
August 3rd, 10th, 17th

Steam Event Day (Red Days) – £11.50 Adults and £8.50 Chiildren (Steam Train also in operation)
July 31st
August 4th, 7th, 11th, 14th

Diesel Event Day (Green Days) – £11.50 Adults and £8.50 Chiildren (Diesel Train also in operation)
July 24th, 28th, 31st
August 4th, 11th

Special Event Days (Purple Days) – £13.50 Adults and £9.50 Children (One or more train running, plus other attractions such a bus rides or vehicle displays)
June 16th – Father’s Day and Supercar Display 
June 23rd – Public Service Vehicle Day 
June 29th & 30th – Chappel 175 Celbrations