Commercial, Emergency & Service Vehicle

Public Service, Commercial & Emergency Vehicle Day

This Event will take place on:


Sun 23 Jun 2024

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

Unlimited rides on a train hauled by one of our vintage Steam Locomotives, with Vintage Bus Rides to Bures and back.

Come and get up close and personal to a display of buses, trucks, military vehicles, fire engines, police cars and ambulances. Learn about the history of the fire service thanks to a pop up museum and get your photo taken
in the drivers seat of a police car. There will also be free bus rides to Bures and back on some of the buses in the
display, a round trip of about 25 minutes.

We will have one of our steam and diesel trains in operation, as well as our miniature railway all offering unlimited rides all day long. The Braintree & Halstead Model Railway Club will have their club rooms open with an impressive display of model railways. Let your little ones let off some steam on our train themed playground and let them pretend to be a bus driver on our play and picnic bus.

Platform Two Café (run by Stour Valley Catering) will be open selling hot and cold drinks and snacks and our very own micro pub, The Viaduct, will be open selling a range of beers, ciders, wines and soft drinks.

Book your tickets online in advance for a 5% discount.

As a thank you to our emergency and armed forces personnel, we are offering a 10% on the door admission discount. Simply show your physical blue light or armed forces ID card to our reception when you arrive. This is an on the door discount and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. You might be asked to show photo ID if your card does not have a photo. Discount is only valid per person and not per group.

Check out our working Restoration Shed, See how the volunteers are getting on with the restoration of Lamport, the magnificent Victorian Goods Shed, period Waiting Rooms & Signal Box as well as the Thompson Centre & Train themed Children’s Playground, our site of over 10 acres is ideal if you would like to bring your own picnic.

Find out more about what can be seen on the Standard Museum Admission page. Please note that for the duration of 2024, our Heritage Centre is now closed for redevelopment.

Event Timetable

Our trains run all day long with no fixed timetable from 10:30 to 15.00, and you can have as many rides as you like, whenever you like.

On Site Catering

Feeling Hungry? 

You can visit  Platform Two Cafe, which is run by our external suppliers, Stour Valley Catering – they’re open from 10am – 4pm (please note that food is not served by Platform Two Cafe after 2pm during the winter months) and serve tasty breakfast, lunch & snack options, as well as coffee, tea & a range of cold beverages.


Special Event Day Admission Prices for 2024.

If you book in advance you can save 5%.
Adults: £13.50
Children: (4-15) £9.50
Under 4s: Free 

The Museum is a registered Charity run by Volunteers, Gift Aid is a simple way for UK Tax Payers to allow the Museum to claim an additional 25% of the ticket price from HMRC.

Please note, prebooking closes at midnight before the event, tickets are then available on the door at the prices shown above.