Col. Stephen’s Museum, Tenterden Station
Stephens was a pioneer of light railways and was responsible
for building and then managing the Kent and East Sussex
line. He was also involved in many other light railways in
England and Wales. The Museum is housed in one of the large
curved roof buildings next to Tenterden Station which were
used to store wartime supplies during the Second World War.
The museum looks at the life and work of Col. Stephens, including his study, some of the railways he was associated with and general railway artefacts.
There is part of a booking office.
There are workmen’s tools and surveying equipment along with station name boards, other signs and timetable boards.
Outside the museum are examples of wheels, coach chassis from a Rye and Camber coach and a small Ashover Railway truck.
There are examples of rail handcars.
The crane on its circular brick base was recovered from Hawkhurst station.
The museum is open from 12.30-4.30 on days the Kent and East Sussex Railway is running.
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