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East Anglia Railway Museum Chapple & Wakes Colne. Wednesday 29th June 2024

This partly open air museum shows the history of the railways of the East of England over the last 175 years.  Attractions include a signal box, station buildings, restoration shed and model railway, as well as numerous steam and diesel locomotives and carriages. On-site catering is also available.  For further details of the museum, see this link: East Anglia Railway Museum

Travel From London:


To book, please click: East Anglia Rly Museum Booking   to email Malcolm Pym

Educational Free Pass

This is an educational visit, so those members with protected (safeguarded) travel facilities can apply for an educational free pass.  Please see: Free Pass for further information.

The free pass ticket should be from your home station to: Chappel & Wakes Colne

Rail Tickets for those without an Educational Free Pass or ‘Priv’ Facilities

Out & Return:  Off Peak Day Return from London Liverpool Street is £42.90 or £28.30 with a valid railcard, including a Network Railcard.

However, due to a quirk in the fare system, it is actually cheaper to purchase a ticket from London Underground Zone 1 & 2 to Chappel and Wakes Colne rather than from Liverpool Street, which is £41.30 or £27.25 with a valid railcard, including a Network Railcard.  This ticket will also enable travel to and from another London terminal to Liverpool Street on the London Underground / Crossrail / Thameslink.

Both these tickets are valid on any return train that day.

Book at Great Anglia, any National Rail website, or use to automatically get the small discount for a ticket from London Underground Zone 1 & 2.  DO NOT use thetrainline or other similar third party sites as you will pay more as these sites charge fees which National Rail Train Operator websites and some third party sites do not charge.

London Liverpool St


10.02 (Plat 9)


Greater Anglia Services to Ipswich

Marks Tey


10.57 (Plat 2)

Marks Tey


11.01 (Plat 3)


Greater Anglia Service to Sudbury

Chappel & Wakes Coln



The East Anglian Railway museum is adjacent to the National Rail platform at Chapple & Wakes Colne.

Return Travel to London

Return trains leave Marks Tey at 39 minutes past the hour, with a journey time to London of around 1 hour and 5 minutes, changing at Marks Tey.  At Marks Tey London bound trains leave from Platform 1, which is over the footbridge from Platform 3 which the train from Chappel &Wakes Colne will arrive at.  The museum closes at 16.00hrs.


Entrance to the East Anglian Railway Museum is £8.00 for adults, which can be brought at the museum entrance on the day.    The museum website suggests there is a discount for those arriving by train, but does not say what the discount is - it is suggested that when purchasing the museum ticket you mention that you have travelled by train.