Explore the Museum

Map of the East Anglian Railway Museum

The East Anglian Railway Museum is an open air site based at Chappel and Wakes Colne Railway station. The entire site covering over 10 acres forms the Museum, which is made up of Station Buildings, Signal Boxes, Goods Shed and Restoration Shed and much more.
Navigate through the various sections below to find out more about what you will see during your visit.



This section is only an overview – there are many different areas to explore whilst at the Museum, why not come along and have a look when we are open?


Step Free Disabled Parking

Please purchase your tickets (or if you have online tickets get them validated) at the Visitor Reception at the front of the station. (1)
They will then give you directions of how to get access to the disabled parking area next to the restoration shed.(12)

The Goods Shed dates back to Victorian times and is a fitting centrepiece for the Museum.
Beautifully restored and packed with genuine and original railway memorabilia,
it is a trip down memory lane for many and a lovely taster of times gone by for others.

Originally built to cater for the increase in freight traffic, the Goods Shed is a popular venue for private events, functions, corporate entertainment and wedding receptions.


If you are visiting the Museum and particularly wish to look around the Goods Shed, please ring the Museum reception before setting out on 01206 242524 to ensure it is open.


Britpop legends Blur played their first concert right here in the Goods Shed to 150 people in 1988.  They returned in June 2009 for the first show of their reunion mini-tour.


Get up close and personal with our vintage trains and see the restoration work undertaken by our member volunteers first hand.

The restoration shed is open most days and you can observe our engineers bringing vintage locomotives and rolling stock back to life.  The Restoration Shed is a working environment, so we do ask you to be careful while walking around.  Many of our visitors comment on what a privilege it is to be able to “see behind the scenes!”

You will find most activity taking place either at the weekends or on a Wednesdays as this is when most of our member volunteers work at the Museum. You may even get to see some shunting in progress.


The restoration shed was originally used during the building of the Dartford Tunnel. We purchased it in the early 80s and we have put it to good use ever since.


Coming soon, our new Exhibition hall is taking shape with the
majority of the building complete our team of volunteers are working to fit out
the hall ready to house our vintage carriages and other Museum artefacts.
The volunteers also have a couple of tracks to lay !!!


Coming soon our new Running Shed is nearing completion with our volunteers adding the final touches, hopefully this will be signed off and open in the Spring 2024