Colonel Stephens Museum

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The Colonel Stephens Museum Tenterden Town Station Station Road
TN30 6HE

The Colonel Stephens Museum recording the career of Holman Fred Stephens, Light Railway Promoter, engineer and Manager, his Family, his Railways and his Successors.

Further information

Opening Hours:

The Museum is open on days that the railway operates.


An admission charge of £2 applies with £3 for couples. Children aged under 16 are admitted free of charge when accompanied by adults. Admission to the Cavell Van is free but donations for its upkeep are very welcome.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Children's play area
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Library
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas

Facilities information:

The Museum is integral with the Tenterden Town Sation site of The Kent & East Sussex Heritage Railway , an educational charity. See


  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Pre-booking service for groups

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