Transport Extravaganza

Our popular Transport Extravaganza returns for 2024 during the Spring Bank Holiday.

This Event will take place on:


Mon 27 May 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 and FREE bus rides to Bures and back.

Our Annual Transport Extravaganza never fails to impress and offers a grand day out for all the family.

We expect upto 200 classic cars, buses, commercials, agricultural vehicles and rare modern headturners to attend. There will also be a number of friendly car clubs in attendance.

Free vintage bus rides will be available where you can relax and enjoy the sights of the local country side. This is a round trip which lasts about 25 minutes.

We will also have steam and diesel trains running on our demonstration line. where you can have unlimited rides all day long.

Your admission also includes full access to the Museum and it’s exhibits, including access to our restoration shed.

The miniature railway will be open with unlimited rides and our friends from the Braintree and Halstead Model Railway Club will have their club rooms open, with a nice range of model railway layouts on display.

Hot and cold food and drinks will be available from Platform Two Cafe and our very own micro pub will be open selling a range of beers, ciders, wines and soft drinks.

During our Transport Extravaganza, The Museum is open for you to look around the various buildings, trains, displays and exhibits – details of what you can see can be found on our Standard Museum Admission page, with the added attraction of one of our heritage trains running, hauled by one of our home fleet of steam locomotives.

We Wanted You!

Do you own a classic car, motorbike, bus, commercial vehicle, emergency vehicle, sports car or modern rare headturner? If so we would love to hear from you! It is FREE to enter and exhibitors and occupants of the vehicle benefit from all the activities mentioned above.

We also welcome vehicle clubs. Space is limited and exhibitor bookings are on a first come first served basis. To enter your vehicle or club, simply
follow the link below and book your FREE pass.

Sorry, the places for exhibitors have now been filled – however you can still attend as a visitor for the normal admission, us booking link below.

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.