Summer Guided Tours
During this summer we will be offering guided tours of the Museum during our open days on Wednesday 19th & 26th July, and 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd August, two tours will take place during the day – at 11am and 1pm.
There is no additional charge for the tour, however you must be in posession of an admission ticket for the corresponding day.
Places are limited on the tour, and must be prebooked (at no cost) from the link below.
The tours will last for approximately one hour.
One of our volunteer guides will take you around the site and amongst other things show you:
Station Buildings – See our preserved station building, ticket office and waiting room and WH Smiths Stand, the place where many would have started their journey.
Chappel Main Signal Box – Located at the end of Platform 1, why not have a go at pulling the levers, and read all about the signalman’s job.
Curio Coach and Bookends Compartment, Platform 2 – A grounded coach – many of these would have been used as Waiting Rooms at rural stations.
Goods Shed, Goods Yard and Trains – the centrepiece of our Museum site, have a look around this building and see how the wagonload freight was essential to the rural area.
Restoration Shed – Have a look at the various engines, carriages, wagons under restorarion by our volunteers.
Heritage Centre – Displays and Small Exhibits about local railways, signalling, railway unions and local company Paxman, plus more.
Thompson Building – home of the Braintree and Halstead Model Railway Club, as well as their automated displays.
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