The Museum is housed in the Harwich Town station buildings which opened just three years after the Great Eastern Railway in 1865. Over the past few months the buildings have undergone a massive transformation; it has been designed to show the GER station at Harwich town as it would have looked internally about 1924 which coincides with the opening on April 24th 1924 by Prince George Duke of Kent of the Harwich train ferry terminal.
The Museum is currently housed in the six rooms of the North Wing, the South Wing, with a lot more exciting exhibits, will be opened soon after.
The Museum, curated by Bob Clow from his own lifetime acquisitions, displays a unique collection, never before seen by the public.
+ Original uniforms
+ The largest collection of tickets from the Harwich branch in existence and includes a set of paper tickets from the very first train in August 1854
+ Original railway posters
+ Original pieces of furniture
Items are being added to the collection all of the time.
Admission is free, donations are appreciated. If you are a UK taxpayer, please help us further by completing a Gift Aid Declaration form.
Groups are very welcome, please book in advance with firstname.lastname@example.org
The Museum is access compliant but should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch.